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dc.contributor.authorLingham, G
dc.contributor.authorMilne, E
dc.contributor.authorCross, D
dc.contributor.authorEnglish, DR
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, RS
dc.contributor.authorLucas, RM
dc.contributor.authorYazar, S
dc.contributor.authorMackey, DA
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-18T03:31:10Z
dc.date.available2020-12-18T03:31:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-01
dc.identifierpii: bmjopen-2017-020868
dc.identifier.citationLingham, G., Milne, E., Cross, D., English, D. R., Johnston, R. S., Lucas, R. M., Yazar, S. & Mackey, D. A. (2018). Investigating the long-term impact of a childhood sun-exposure intervention, with a focus on eye health: protocol for the Kidskin-Young Adult Myopia Study. BMJ OPEN, 8 (1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020868.
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/255803
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Excessive and insufficient sun exposure during childhood have been linked to serious diseases in later life; for example, insufficient sun exposure during childhood may increase the risk of developing myopia. The Kidskin-Young Adult Myopia Study (K-YAMS) is a follow-up of participants in the Kidskin Study, a non-randomised controlled trial that evaluated the effect of a 4-year educational intervention on sun-protection behaviours among primary school children in the late 1990s. Children who received the Kidskin intervention had lower levels of sun exposure compared with peers in the control group after 2 and 4 years of the intervention, but this was not maintained 2  years after the intervention had ceased. Thus, a follow-up of Kidskin Study participants provides a novel opportunity to investigate the associations between a childhood sun-exposure intervention and potentially related conditions in adulthood. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The K-YAMS contacts Kidskin Study participants and invites them to participate using a variety of methods, such as prior contact details, the Australian Electoral Roll and social media. Self-reported and objective measures of sun-exposure and sun-protection behaviours are collected as well as a number of eye measurements including cycloplegic autorefraction and ocular biometry. Data will be analysed to investigate a possible association between myopic refractive error and Kidskin intervention group or measured sun exposure. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The K-YAMS is approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Western Australia (RA/4/1/6807). Findings will be disseminated via scientific journals and conferences. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ACTRN12616000812392; Pre-results.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMJ PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
dc.titleInvestigating the long-term impact of a childhood sun-exposure intervention, with a focus on eye health: protocol for the Kidskin-Young Adult Myopia Study
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020868
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.affiliation.departmentOphthalmology (Eye & Ear Hospital)
melbourne.source.titleBMJ Open
melbourne.source.volume8
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC
melbourne.elementsid1305640
melbourne.contributor.authorEnglish, Dallas
melbourne.contributor.authorMackey, David
dc.identifier.eissn2044-6055
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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