Mexican and African American Family Focus Groups on Puberty
For focus groups of Mexican American and African-American girls and focus groups of their parents to explore factors that could enhance the conduct of a future study of puberty and body mass.
Specifically these focus groups will address:
- Whether clinical assessment of pubertal staging is acceptable.
- How to enhance cooperation by parents and their daughters of different socioeconomic groups, among families with different levels of acculturation, and girls of different body mass indices.
- Explore whether established questionnaire items about puberty, that have been used in traditional surveys, require culture-specific changes to improve exposure assessment.
- Explore the acceptability of self-reported pictograms for body image and for developmental assessment by girls.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Mexican and African American Family Focus Groups on Puberty|
- Exploratory Results from Mexican and African American Family Focus Groups on Puberty [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Mexican American or African American females (aged 6-12 years old) and their parents
Behavioral: Focus Group
Focus group discussion about puberty and body image lasting 1 1/2 hours.
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|United States, Texas|
|U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Michele Forman, PhD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|