The Relationship among Sun-Screening Agent Use, Bone Health Promotion Behavior and Bone Mineral Density of Female College Students

여대생의 자외선 차단제 사용과 골 건강증진행위 및 골밀도와의 관계

Hyun, Hye Jin;Kim, Joo Hyun;Ko, Ga Yeon;Park, Bock Soon;Choi, Eun Young;Ahn, Mi Hyang

  • Received : 2013.08.30
  • Accepted : 2013.11.20
  • Published : 2013.11.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate relationships among sun-screening agents use, bone health promotion behavior, and bone mineral density. Methods: The participants of this study were 105 female college students. The data were collected using a questionnaire about sun-screening agent use and bone health promotion behavior. Bone mineral density was measured with Ultrasound Bone Densitometer/Osteo Pro Series. Data were analyzed with the SPSS/Win 18.0 program. Results: The mean Z-score in female college students was $-1.04{\pm}1.26$, and the T-score was $-1.16{\pm}1.22$, 21.39% of the participants have osteopenia. Bone mineral density showed a significant correlation with weight. Bone mineral density showed no significant correlation between sun-screening agent use, and bone health promotion behavior. There was a significant correlation between protection power of sun-screening agents and the protection by clothes. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, we need to develop an intervention program for bone health promotion of female college students.


Sun screening agent;Health behavior;Bone density;Female;students


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