Health Habits and Cancer Risk Comparison Among Migrant Sri Lankans and Sri Lankans

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2014 by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00476580
First received: May 21, 2007
Last updated: April 30, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

General Objective:

1. To determine how acculturation to United States has influenced the health and cancer risk among a US migrant Sri Lankan population.

Specific Objectives:

  1. To determine the prevalence of cancer and cancer related non-communicable diseases among Sri Lankan Sinhalese living in the greater Houston area.
  2. To study the distribution of risk factors for cancer in this population.
  3. To study the pattern of utilization of methods available for early detection of cancer in this population.
  4. To study and compare the findings of this survey with that of the siblings of this population living in Sri Lanka.

Condition Intervention
Acculturation
Behavioral: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Health Habits and Cancer Risk Among a US Migrant Sri Lankan Population and a Comparison With Siblings Living in Sri Lanka

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine how acculturation to US has influenced health and cancer risk (prevalence of cancer related non-communicable diseases, distribution of risk factors, early cancer detection method utilization) among Sri Lankan Sinhalese in greater Houston area. [ Time Frame: 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To study and compare the findings of this survey with that of the siblings of this population living in Sri Lanka. [ Time Frame: 1 Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 138
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Sri Lankan Sinhalese
Sri Lankan Sinhalese adults (18 years of age or older) living in the greater Houston area, but born in Sri Lanka.
Behavioral: Questionnaire
Questions to collect health information specific to Sri Lankans.
Other Name: Survey
Siblings or Cousins in Sri Lanka
Siblings or the first cousins of the study participants living in Sri Lanka of same sex and of an age plus or minus 10 years.
Behavioral: Questionnaire
Questions to collect health information specific to Sri Lankans.
Other Name: Survey

Detailed Description:

A health survey among Sinhala adults living in Houston comparing the health and health habits between the Sri Lankans living in Houston and their close relatives living in Sri Lanka.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Sri Lankan Sinhalese adults (18 years of age or older) living in the greater Houston area, but born in Sri Lanka. Siblings or the first cousins of the study participants living in Sri Lanka of same sex and of an age plus or minus 10 years.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Sri Lankan Sinhalese adults (18 years of age or older) living in the greater Houston area but born in Sri Lanka
  2. Siblings or the first cousins of the study participants living in Sri Lanka of same sex and of an age plus or minus 10 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Sri Lankan Sinhalese born in the US
  2. Sri Lankan Sinhalese under 18 years of age
  3. Participation in a M. D. Anderson sponsored focus group or survey regarding health within the past 6 months
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00476580

Contacts
Contact: Beverly J. Gor, ED.D, MS 713-563-2764

Locations
United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Beverly J. Gor, ED.D, MS M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00476580     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-1047
Study First Received: May 21, 2007
Last Updated: April 30, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Sri Lankan Sinhalese
Epidemiology
Cancer Risk
US Migrant
Questionnaire
Survey
Acculturation
Health and Cancer Risks
Health Habits

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014