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Trial registered on ANZCTR

Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Date data sharing statement initially provided
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Do UV wrist-bands assist in sun protection?
Scientific title
Do UV wrist-bands assist in sun protection in healthy teenagers?
Secondary ID [1] 298541 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
sunburn 313360 0
sun exposure 313361 0
skin cancer 313518 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 311801 311801 0 0
Malignant melanoma
Cancer 311802 311802 0 0
Non melanoma skin cancer
Skin 311803 311803 0 0
Other skin conditions
Injuries and Accidents 311804 311804 0 0
Public Health 311952 311952 0 0
Health promotion/education

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The purpose of this current research project is to test UV indicating bands to ascertain if these bands can facilitate sun protection behaviour. UV bands will change colour from white (inside) to purple (outside) when in the sun indicating sun protection is required. To assess this product we are conducting a cross-sectional study at the Schoolies Event of the Gold Coast. Schoolies or Schoolies week refers to the Australian tradition of year 12 high-school graduates having week-long holidays at the beach following the end of their final exams. The Schoolies event on the Gold Coast being held from November 16th – November 23rd 2019 is coordinated by the Safer Schoolies Initiative through the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. QUT researchers will work with the Safer Schoolies Initiative and have developed a UV wristband (silicon slider, approximately size of 10 cent coin), which will be incorporated into the design of the 2019 Schoolies event entry wrist-band. The silicon slider to attached to the wristband worn on the wrist.

QUT researchers will have a pop-up tent at the registration event and will ask interested Schoolie attendees to consent and participant in the study.

Intervention group: At the Schoolies registration event participants aged 15-18 will be recruited into the study. Approximately 20,000 School leavers attend this event each year. Participants are provided with a free tube of sunscreen (Cancer Council, SPF 50+) and will be instructed to use it in-line with the products labeling instructions. All Schoolies receive the UV indicating band regardless of whether they participate in this study. The UV band is also used to gain entry into Schoolies only events and participants must wear the UV band to gain entry. After consent, the participants recruited will also complete a brief baseline Questionnaire (3 minutes). Participants are asked to use the UV band “as they see fit” during the one-week schoolies event. There are no analytics from the wrist band, the wristband is designed that it cannot be removed once worn. No participant diaries. After using the UV band participants will be emailed an evaluation survey assessing satisfaction with the intervention device and self-reported sun protection habits, sunburn and sunscreen use.
Intervention code [1] 314792 0
Comparator / control treatment
No control group
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 320474 0
sun exposure practices (using the Sun Protection Habits index by Glanz et al)
Timepoint [1] 320474 0
Online evaluation survey (single assessment conducted 7-days post completion of intervention)
Secondary outcome [1] 371743 0
satisfaction with use of UV band (Using questionnaire designed specifically for this study)
Timepoint [1] 371743 0
Online evaluation survey (single assessment conducted 7-days post completion of intervention)
Secondary outcome [2] 371744 0
sunburn incidence (yes/no);
Timepoint [2] 371744 0
Online evaluation survey (single assessment conducted 7-days post completion of intervention)
Secondary outcome [3] 372333 0
Sunscreen use (yes/no; frequency of use)
Timepoint [3] 372333 0
Online evaluation survey designed for this study (single assessment conducted 7-days post completion of intervention)

Key inclusion criteria
Registered to attend Year 12 Schoolies at the Gold Coast, 2019; 15-18 years of age;
Minimum age
15 Years
Maximum age
18 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Previous history of skin cancer; sunscreen allergy

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Non-randomised trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 26809 0
4217 - Gold Coast

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 303087 0
Name [1] 303087 0
Queensland University of Technology
Address [1] 303087 0
60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059
Country [1] 303087 0
Funding source category [2] 303088 0
Government body
Name [2] 303088 0
Department of Health, Queensland Health, Safer Schoolies Initiative
Address [2] 303088 0
15 Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD 4006
Country [2] 303088 0
Primary sponsor type
Queensland University of Technology
60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059
Secondary sponsor category [1] 303070 0
Name [1] 303070 0
Address [1] 303070 0
Country [1] 303070 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 303632 0
Queensland University of Technology University Human Research Ethics Committee [EC00171]
Ethics committee address [1] 303632 0
60 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland, 4059
Ethics committee country [1] 303632 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 303632 0
Approval date [1] 303632 0
Ethics approval number [1] 303632 0

Brief summary
This study is aiming to investigate whether UV indicating bands are acceptable to users and encourages sun protection.

Who is it for?
You may be eligible for this study if you are aged 15-18 years old and are attending the Schoolies event on the Gold Coast November, 2019.

Study details
All participants will complete a baseline survey and use their UV band. Throughout the 1-week Schoolies period, participants will use the UV band at their discretion. After 1-week participants will partake in a 15 minute online survey about their experience using the UV band, any sunburn experienced and sun exposure behaviours during the event.

It is hoped this research will show participants are satisfied with UV bands and it improves sun protection strategies and reduces sunburn incidence.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 94334 0
Dr Elke Hacker
Address 94334 0
Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), 60 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059
Country 94334 0
Phone 94334 0
+61 7 3138 9674
Fax 94334 0
Email 94334 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 94335 0
Dr Elke Hacker
Address 94335 0
Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), 60 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059
Country 94335 0
Phone 94335 0
+61 7 3138 9674
Fax 94335 0
Email 94335 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 94336 0
Dr Elke Hacker
Address 94336 0
Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), 60 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059
Country 94336 0
Phone 94336 0
+61 7 3138 9674
Fax 94336 0
Email 94336 0

Data sharing statement
Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available (including data dictionaries)?
What data in particular will be shared?
Individual participant data that underlie the results reported after deidentification.
When will data be available (start and end dates)?
Data are available beginning 3 months and ending 5 years following article publication.
Available to whom?
Researchers conducting meta-analyses to be submitted to peer-review who provide a methodologically sound proposal.
Available for what types of analyses?
How or where can data be obtained?
Proposals should be directed to To gain access, data requesters will need to agree to a data access agreement. Data are available for 5 years after the article publication.
What supporting documents are/will be available?
No other documents available
Summary results
No Results