Table 2

Subcategories of outcomes

Main outcome categorySubcategories
Awareness
  • General awareness of UV index or UV index forecasts/reports

  • Perceiving the value of the UV index on a specific day

  • Knowledge of the (correct) value of the UV index on a specific day

  • Other

Understanding
  • Knowledge of the general definition of the UV index (definition used by study authors explicitly given in the publication)

  • Knowledge of the general definition of the UV index (definition used by study authors not given in the publication)

  • Understanding the factors influencing the UV index

  • Specific knowledge about the scale of the UV index

    • Meaning of a general change of UV index values

    • Value range and labelling of the risk categories

    • Risk category and/or recommended protective measures for specific UV index values

    • UV index threshold values for recommending sun protection

  • Perceived complexity of information provided by the UV index

  • Other

Use
  • General active use of the UV index

  • Active use of the UV index for decision making concerning sun protection

  • Information procurement activities

  • Other

  • UV,¬†ultraviolet.