Abstract: Tattooing and piercing may lead to health complications. The present multicenter crosssectional study aimed to assess awareness and knowledge of health risks related to body art and to identify their possible determinants among a large sample of undergraduates in Italy. A web-based questionnaire collecting information on socio-demographic characteristics, awareness, knowledge, and some potential predictors was administered to undergraduates attending twelve Italian universities. The level of knowledge was expressed as the number of correct answers (0–11 for tattooing, 0–14 for piercing). A total of 2985 participants (mean age 23.15 ± 3.99, 73.9% F) participated in the study. Although 95.4% of the respondents were aware of possible health consequences of body art, a low level of specific knowledge was registered for both tattooing (mean number of correct answers 5.38 ± 2.39) and piercing (5.93 ± 3.12) consequences. Lower knowledge was associated with the

Assessing Undergraduates’ Perception of Risks Related to Body Art in Italy: The SUPeRBA Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study / Protano, C; Valeriani, F; Marotta, D; Bargellini, A; Bianco, A; Caggiano, G; Colucci, Me; Coniglio, Ma; Dallolio, L; De Giglio, O; Di Giuseppe, G; Laganà, P; Licata, F; Liguori, G; Marchesi, I; Marini, S; Montagna, Mt; Napoli, C; Orsi, Gb; Pasquarella, C; Pelullo, Cp; Romano Spica, V; Sacchetti, R; Tardivo, S; Veronesi, L; Vitali, M; Gallè, F. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 18:17(2021), pp. 1-12. [10.3390/ijerph18179233]

Assessing Undergraduates’ Perception of Risks Related to Body Art in Italy: The SUPeRBA Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study

Bargellini A;Marchesi I;
2021-01-01

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Abstract: Tattooing and piercing may lead to health complications. The present multicenter crosssectional study aimed to assess awareness and knowledge of health risks related to body art and to identify their possible determinants among a large sample of undergraduates in Italy. A web-based questionnaire collecting information on socio-demographic characteristics, awareness, knowledge, and some potential predictors was administered to undergraduates attending twelve Italian universities. The level of knowledge was expressed as the number of correct answers (0–11 for tattooing, 0–14 for piercing). A total of 2985 participants (mean age 23.15 ± 3.99, 73.9% F) participated in the study. Although 95.4% of the respondents were aware of possible health consequences of body art, a low level of specific knowledge was registered for both tattooing (mean number of correct answers 5.38 ± 2.39) and piercing (5.93 ± 3.12) consequences. Lower knowledge was associated with the
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Assessing Undergraduates’ Perception of Risks Related to Body Art in Italy: The SUPeRBA Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study / Protano, C; Valeriani, F; Marotta, D; Bargellini, A; Bianco, A; Caggiano, G; Colucci, Me; Coniglio, Ma; Dallolio, L; De Giglio, O; Di Giuseppe, G; Laganà, P; Licata, F; Liguori, G; Marchesi, I; Marini, S; Montagna, Mt; Napoli, C; Orsi, Gb; Pasquarella, C; Pelullo, Cp; Romano Spica, V; Sacchetti, R; Tardivo, S; Veronesi, L; Vitali, M; Gallè, F. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 18:17(2021), pp. 1-12. [10.3390/ijerph18179233]
Protano, C; Valeriani, F; Marotta, D; Bargellini, A; Bianco, A; Caggiano, G; Colucci, Me; Coniglio, Ma; Dallolio, L; De Giglio, O; Di Giuseppe, G; Laganà, P; Licata, F; Liguori, G; Marchesi, I; Marini, S; Montagna, Mt; Napoli, C; Orsi, Gb; Pasquarella, C; Pelullo, Cp; Romano Spica, V; Sacchetti, R; Tardivo, S; Veronesi, L; Vitali, M; Gallè, F
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