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Perceptions of Cervical Cancer Among Asian Americans

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2007
Last updated: May 20, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

Primary Objectives:

  1. To identify and explore the range of beliefs of Vietnamese, Korean, and Filipino men and women, ages 18 to 29 years, residing in the Greater Houston area, about general cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening knowledge, HPV knowledge, and sources of information for this knowledge.
  2. To identify motivators, barriers, and psychosocial predictors of cervical cancer screening.
  3. To review proposed cervical cancer and HPV materials in order to develop culturally appropriate and sensitive text, graphics, and design.
  4. To code focus group responses for analysis about particular beliefs, barriers, motivators, psychosocial predictors regarding cervical cancer screening.
  5. To prepare a report on the recommendations of the focus groups regarding changes to the proposed cervical cancer and HPV materials.
  6. To disseminate findings from these focus groups to increase understanding of these communities' perceptions of cervical cancer and HPV among healthcare professionals, researchers, and community members in order to develop programs to address cancer disparities effectively.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Focus Group
Behavioral: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Perceptions of Cervical Cancer and Human Papillomavirus Among Asian Americans

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To learn about the beliefs, practices, and knowledge about cervical cancer among Asian American young adults [ Time Frame: 1 Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To develop materials that will educate Asian Americans about cervical cancer and encourage them to get screened for this disease [ Time Frame: 1 Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: August 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Focus Group + Questionnaire
Participants that are self identified as Korean, Filipino, or Vietnamese.
Behavioral: Focus Group
Focus groups each lasting about 2 hours.
Behavioral: Questionnaire
Questionnaire relating to your health practices and knowledge about cervical cancer and HPV.
Other Name: Survey

Detailed Description:


If you agree to take part in this study, you will complete a survey about your health practices and knowledge about cervical cancer and HPV. You will also be asked to provide some personal history on yourself such as your age, gender, birthplace, ethnicity, relationship status and educational level. Female participants will be asked to indicate if they have received an HPV test (also called a "Pap" test) within the last 3 years. The survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete and will be filled out on the same day as the focus group.


You will also take part in a discussion group called a "focus group." A trained focus group leader will guide you and 8-10 others through a series of questions. He/she will lead a discussion to hear comments, opinions, and observations on a brochure and poster about cervical cancer and HPV. Groups will be made up of participants of the same gender (that is, all male or all female) and ethnic group (Filipino, Korean, or Vietnamese). Each discussion group will last about 2 hours and may be audiotaped so that the discussion may be transcribed and analyzed. You will only be called by your first name and you are not required to use your real name during the focus group discussion. You will not be identified by the audiotape recordings.


When the focus group discussion is over, you will be off-study.

This is an investigational study. Up to 60 participants will be enrolled on this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 29 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Participants that are self identified as Korean, Filipino, or Vietnamese.


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Self identified as Korean, Filipino, or Vietnamese
  2. Individuals 18-29 years of age
  3. Have a high school education or less (but not less than 4th grade)
  4. Able to read and speak English and one of these languages: Korean, Vietnamese, or Tagalog
  5. Lower socioeconomic status, defined as: for a household of 1, not more than $18,620 annual income, for a household of 2, not more than $24,980, for a household of 3, not more than $31,340, for a household of 4, not more than $37,700, for a household of 5, not more than $44,060, for a household of 6,not more than $50,420, for a household of 7, not more than $56,780 NOTE: The CDC has granted some flexibility with these income guidelines
  6. Not currently pregnant

Exclusion Criteria:

1) Household income greater than 200% of the federal poverty level

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00518388

United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Richard A. Hajek, PHD, MS, BA M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00518388     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-0101
Study First Received: August 16, 2007
Last Updated: May 20, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Cervical Cancer
Human Papillomavirus
Focus Group

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on April 15, 2014