A Pilot Study Assessing the User Benefit of Skin Photoprotectants Perceived by University of Arizona Pharmacy Students

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/614517
Title:
A Pilot Study Assessing the User Benefit of Skin Photoprotectants Perceived by University of Arizona Pharmacy Students
Author:
LaBuda, Jared; Wojcik, Paul; Wondrak, Georg
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2012
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Specific Aims: To perform a pilot survey assessing the user benefit perceived by University of Arizona students regarding topical photoprotectants and their ability to prevent solar skin damage, including sunburn and carcinogenesis. In addition, to analyze the data obtained from the survey to identify incongruence between the FDA defined indication for the OTC sun protectants and the anticipated benefit expressed by University of Arizona students. Methods: An anonymous, paper based questionnaire consisting of four demographic questions and ten questions pertaining to sunscreen knowledge and use was distributed to students at the beginning of a full class. Questionnaires that were not at least ninety percent complete were excluded. All available students in the college of pharmacy in years one, two, and three were invited to participate. Main Results: Based on the survey analysis, 75% of pharmacy students have insufficient knowledge of FDA-approved use and guidelines for this class of OTC drugs. Conclusions: A need for training/instructional measures that aim at increasing adequate drug competency and consumer counseling skills has been identified in the area of FDA-regulated sunscreen products. An opportunity for an increased involvement of professional pharmacists in optimizing consumers' sunscreen selection and use has been identified.
Description:
Class of 2012 Abstract
Keywords:
Photoprotectants; University of Arizona Pharmacy; FDA
Advisor:
Wondrak, Georg

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorWondrak, Georgen
dc.contributor.authorLaBuda, Jareden
dc.contributor.authorWojcik, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorWondrak, Georgen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-23T19:53:24Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-23T19:53:24Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614517-
dc.descriptionClass of 2012 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractSpecific Aims: To perform a pilot survey assessing the user benefit perceived by University of Arizona students regarding topical photoprotectants and their ability to prevent solar skin damage, including sunburn and carcinogenesis. In addition, to analyze the data obtained from the survey to identify incongruence between the FDA defined indication for the OTC sun protectants and the anticipated benefit expressed by University of Arizona students. Methods: An anonymous, paper based questionnaire consisting of four demographic questions and ten questions pertaining to sunscreen knowledge and use was distributed to students at the beginning of a full class. Questionnaires that were not at least ninety percent complete were excluded. All available students in the college of pharmacy in years one, two, and three were invited to participate. Main Results: Based on the survey analysis, 75% of pharmacy students have insufficient knowledge of FDA-approved use and guidelines for this class of OTC drugs. Conclusions: A need for training/instructional measures that aim at increasing adequate drug competency and consumer counseling skills has been identified in the area of FDA-regulated sunscreen products. An opportunity for an increased involvement of professional pharmacists in optimizing consumers' sunscreen selection and use has been identified.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectPhotoprotectantsen
dc.subjectUniversity of Arizona Pharmacyen
dc.subjectFDAen
dc.titleA Pilot Study Assessing the User Benefit of Skin Photoprotectants Perceived by University of Arizona Pharmacy Studentsen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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