Health and Cancer Issues in the South Asian Community

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00479830
First received: May 25, 2007
Last updated: October 25, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
  Purpose

The goal of this research study is to learn about the health practices, health knowledge, and attitudes of South Asian Americans who live in Houston or the surrounding area.


Condition Intervention
Attitude to Health
Behavioral: Focus Groups
Behavioral: Questionnaire
Behavioral: Interview

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Health and Cancer Issues in the South Asian Community

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health Practices, Health Knowledge & Attitudes of South Asian Americans living in Houston [ Time Frame: 3+ years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Data from Interviews + Focus Groups


Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1
South Asian, Subgroup: Asian Indian, population in the Greater Houston area.
Behavioral: Focus Groups
Eight Focus Groups Consisting of 8-10 Members Each
Behavioral: Questionnaire
To collect data to assess the unmet health and cancer needs of the South Asian population in the Greater Houston area and to determine barriers and other factors that affect health in this population.
Behavioral: Interview
To collect data to assess the unmet health and cancer needs of the South Asian population in the Greater Houston area and to determine barriers and other factors that affect health in this population.
Group 2
South Asian, Subgroup: Bangladeshi, population in the Greater Houston area.
Behavioral: Focus Groups
Eight Focus Groups Consisting of 8-10 Members Each
Behavioral: Questionnaire
To collect data to assess the unmet health and cancer needs of the South Asian population in the Greater Houston area and to determine barriers and other factors that affect health in this population.
Behavioral: Interview
To collect data to assess the unmet health and cancer needs of the South Asian population in the Greater Houston area and to determine barriers and other factors that affect health in this population.
Group 3
South Asian, Subgroup: Pakistani, population in the Greater Houston area.
Behavioral: Focus Groups
Eight Focus Groups Consisting of 8-10 Members Each
Behavioral: Questionnaire
To collect data to assess the unmet health and cancer needs of the South Asian population in the Greater Houston area and to determine barriers and other factors that affect health in this population.
Behavioral: Interview
To collect data to assess the unmet health and cancer needs of the South Asian population in the Greater Houston area and to determine barriers and other factors that affect health in this population.
Group 4
South Asian, Subgroup: Sri Lankan, population in the Greater Houston area.
Behavioral: Focus Groups
Eight Focus Groups Consisting of 8-10 Members Each
Behavioral: Questionnaire
To collect data to assess the unmet health and cancer needs of the South Asian population in the Greater Houston area and to determine barriers and other factors that affect health in this population.
Behavioral: Interview
To collect data to assess the unmet health and cancer needs of the South Asian population in the Greater Houston area and to determine barriers and other factors that affect health in this population.

Detailed Description:

If you agree to take part in this study, you will be either be interviewed or participate in a focus group.

For both the interview and the focus group, you will be asked to complete a form that asks questions about your ethnicity, gender, date and place of birth, education level, marital status, native language or language proficiency (your ability to speak different languages), years in the US, and the number of adults and children living in your household. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. You will not be asked to state any of this information aloud in the focus group.

If you are interviewed, you will be asked questions about your personal health and health history, your health practices, including your eating and physical activity habits, health knowledge, and where and how you receive health services and health education.

If you are assigned to a focus group, you will participate in one of 4-8 "focus" (discussion) groups. Each group will have 8-10 participants. A trained focus group moderator will also attend the session, as well as at least 1 member of the research staff. Some groups may have only males. The other groups may have only females.

The moderator may ask you to use your first name with the group. He/she will ask your focus group a series of questions for discussion. As a group, you will be asked to discuss your comments, opinions, and observations. The questions and discussion will relate to your health practices; your knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about health; your sources of information about health; and any barriers (difficulties) you may have experienced when accessing health care services.

Focus group participants will also be given a draft of a health survey for South Asian Americans that is being developed by researchers. After reading the survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about the cultural relevance and appropriateness of the questions on the survey. In other words, you will discuss whether the questions seem to apply well to the South Asian American community. Researchers are also interested in hearing your feedback about how best to recruit South Asian Americans to complete the health survey.

The interviews will last about 30-40 minutes. Each focus group session will last about 2 hours. The interview and the focus group may be audiotaped so that the participants' responses may be written out and then studied by researchers.

After the interview or focus group session, your participation in this study will be over.

This is an investigational study. Up to 150 individuals will participate in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

  Eligibility

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

South Asian population in the Greater Houston area.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Self identified South Asian (Asian Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Sri Lankan) residents of Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Galveston counties.
  2. 18 years of age or older
  3. Those who speak the languages (including English) that had been identified as most frequently used in Houston's South Asian community by the Community Advisory Committee.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. None
  2. Sri Lankans who participated in Protocol 2006-1047.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00479830

Locations
United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
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: NCT00479830     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-0828
Study First Received: May 25, 2007
Last Updated: October 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Epidemiology
Health Risks
Questionnaire
Interview
South Asian
Asian Indian
Bangladeshi
Pakistani
Sri Lankan

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 26, 2014