Melanoma Risk-Reduction Among Patients and Family Members

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00510302
First received: July 31, 2007
Last updated: January 27, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

Primary Objectives:

  • To conduct semi-structured interviews with melanoma patients and family members to collect descriptive information on their UVR exposure, UVR exposure-reduction practices, melanoma early detection practices, knowledge, psychosocial variables related to melanoma risk-reduction (e.g., self-efficacy, norms, and expectations), and experiences surrounding the diagnosis of melanoma in the family. Melanoma patients and family members with children will be asked about the UVR exposure and UVR exposure-reduction practices of their children, and parental practices to reduce UVR exposure among children.
  • To develop behavioral and attitudinal questionnaires based on data collected during semi-structured interviews, and evaluate the appropriateness of these questionnaires using cognitive interviewing techniques.
  • To develop tailored messages aimed at promoting strategies to reduce UVR exposure (e.g., wearing protective clothing, minimizing midday UVR exposure, minimizing duration of UVR exposure, using shade and sunscreen, avoiding sun lamps, and avoiding intentional tanning) and improving adherence to surveillance and screening guidelines. Messages will be developed to correspond to responses to questionnaire items.
  • To assess tailored messages for their relevance, appropriateness, attractiveness and appeal, credibility, and perceived behavioral impact among melanoma patients and their family members.

Condition Intervention
Melanoma
Behavioral: Questionnaire
Behavioral: Interview

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Melanoma Risk-Reduction Practices Among Melanoma Patients and Their Family Members

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Information on ultraviolet radiation (UVR-E) reduction + early detection practices of melanoma patients and family members [ Time Frame: 8 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Development of questionnaires + tailored intervention messages on melanoma risk-reduction in a high-risk population [ Time Frame: 8 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 170
Study Start Date: November 2002
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Melanoma Risk-Reduction
Patients with melanoma, their spouses/partners, and first-degree relatives (FDRs).
Behavioral: Questionnaire
Questionnaire regarding melanoma risk-reduction.
Other Name: Survey
Behavioral: Interview
Interview via telephone about topics related to melanoma risk-reduction.

Detailed Description:

Participants in Part 1 of the study will be asked to be interviewed about topics related to melanoma risk-reduction, including opinions, attitudes, beliefs, and practices related to ultraviolet radiation exposure, melanoma prevention, and melanoma detection.

Participants in Part 2 of the study will be asked to complete a written questionnaire on melanoma risk-reduction and then be interviewed to obtain feedback on how the questionnaire may be refined.

Participants in Part 3 of the study will be asked to be interviewed by telephone. Participants then will receive educational material in the form of a newsletter tailored to their interview responses. Participants then will be asked to be interviewed to obtain feedback for refining the educational material. In each part of the study, the patient/family member will receive a letter describing the study and the Consent Statement for Questionnaire and Interview Studies.

Prior to the start of the interview, the Consent Statement will be read to the patient/family member. Patients/family members may or may not choose to have the interview tape-recorded. Participants may stop the interview or questionnaire at any time and may refuse to answer any questions. At any time, the patient/family member may refuse to have the interview tape-recorded. There is no treatment associated with this study.

  Eligibility

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

Patients with melanoma, their spouses/partners, and first-degree relatives (FDRs).

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (FDRs will include siblings and adult children.) Melanoma patients are eligible if they were diagnosed with in situ, localized, or regional melanoma after January 1, 1997.
  • Melanoma patients, their spouses/partners, and their first-degree relatives (FDRs) 18 years of age or older are eligible.
  • Melanoma patients, their spouses/partners, and FDRs are eligible if they can speak, read, and write English.
  • Melanoma patients, their spouses/partners, and FDRs are eligible if they provide informed consent.
  • Spouses/partners and FDRs of melanoma patients are eligible if the patient gives permission for them to be contacted for recruitment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Melanoma patients, spouses/partners of patients, and FDRs of patients are not eligible if they cannot provide informed consent.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00510302

Locations
United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ellen R. Gritz, PhD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00510302     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ID02-452
Study First Received: July 31, 2007
Last Updated: January 27, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Ultraviolet Radiation
Melanoma
Questionnaire
Survey
First Degree Relative
Interview

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014