Promoting Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Through African American Beauty Salons

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Thomas Jefferson University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ivan Juzang, MEE Productions, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01461408
First received: October 13, 2011
Last updated: October 9, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
  Purpose

The investigators propose a non-randomized pilot study to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of using urban beauty salons as settings for culturally-competent health education about HPV vaccination. The educational messages will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about. The investigators believe that it is only after women who are opinion leaders among their peers begin positively supporting HPV prevention that it will gain wider acceptance.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis.

  • The investigators hypothesize the ability to successfully recruit eight (8) beauty salons for participation
  • The investigators hypothesize the ability to successfully train multiple stylists per site to talk to their clients about HPV and its impact on women of color
  • The investigators hypothesize that knowledge and awareness of HPV, as well as intentions to vaccinate will significantly improve among women who attend a salon-based health education session

Condition Intervention
Human Papilloma Virus
Behavioral: Health Education Session

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Promoting HPV Vaccination Through African American Beauty Salons: a Pilot Test of a Culturally-Competent Education and Empowerment Strategy

Further study details as provided by MEE Productions, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recruitment of 8 beauty salons [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To recruit 8 beauty salons from Philadelphia PA that would be willing to have their stylists trained to be part of the study, as well as have their salon serve as a host site for education sessions for their female customers.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Intentions to Vaccinate Against HPV [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To increase knowledge and awareness about HPV, as well as intentions to vaccinate among beauty salon clients. Intentions to vaccinate will be measured with a single item using the following wording "How likely are you (or your daughter) to start the HPV vaccine series in the next 6 months?". Response options range from "very likely" to "very unlikely" using a 5-point Likert scale.


Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: May 2013
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Beauty Salon #1b
Females ages 18-26
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #1a
Mothers of 9-18 year old females
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #2b
Females ages 18-26
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #3a
Mothers of 9-18 year old females
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #3b
Females ages 18-26
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #4a
Mothers of 9-18 year old females
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #4b
Females ages 18-26
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #2a
Mothers of 9-18 year old females
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #5a
Mothers of 9-18 year old females
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #5b
Females ages 9-26
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #6a
Mothers of 9-18 year old females
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #6b
Females ages 18-26
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #7a
Mothers of 9-18 year old females
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #7b
Females ages 18-26
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #8a
Mothers of 9-18 year old females
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.

Experimental: Beauty Salon #8b
Females ages 9-18
Behavioral: Health Education Session

The educational messages during the education session will engage individual women, their peer group, their family members and community influencers in a way that is authentic and share-able. Involving women in give-and-take discussions with people they trust and respect—their hairdressers—will be essential to increasing the number of them who consider the HPV vaccine for themselves and for those they care about.

The investigators plan to recruit eight (8) predominantly African American beauty salons in Philadelphia and train multiple stylists in each salon to act as in-salon educators and facilitators for client recruitment to sexual health education sessions. These education sessions will be run by trained health educators (also African American females) and take place during "down times" in each of the salons, on a rotating basis. There will be two types of sessions offered, one for mothers of females ages 9-18 and one for females ages 18-26.


  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mother of an 9-18 year old female
  • Female who is 18-26 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not a mother of an 9-18 year old female
  • Not a female who is 18-26 years old
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01461408

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Pre-selected beauty salons
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
MEE Productions, Inc.
Thomas Jefferson University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ivan Juzang, MBA MEE Productions, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH Thomas Jefferson University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ivan Juzang, President, MEE Productions, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01461408     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Merck-IISP-39187
Study First Received: October 13, 2011
Last Updated: October 9, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by MEE Productions, Inc.:
HPV Vaccination
Beauty Salons
Health Education
Sexual Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Papilloma
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 19, 2014