What is Tanning?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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A tanning bed or sunbed is a device emitting ultraviolet radiation (typically 95% UVA and 5% UVB, +/-3%) used to produce a cosmetic tan.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle and joint pain 2 1
Low self esteem 1 1
Multiple sclerosis 1 1
Pain 1 0
Psoriasis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tanning

Side effect Patients
Sunburn 1
Sun sensitve reaction 1

Why patients stopped taking Tanning

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Tanning

Duration

Stopped using Tanning

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Tanning.