Vietnamese Women's Health Project III

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2014 by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01704235
First received: October 4, 2012
Last updated: April 1, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this protocol is to understand the extent of symptom perception and preventive care-seeking among Vietnamese American women and their impact on cervical cancer screening from the perspectives and experiences of key informants including primary health care providers and Vietnamese American women (VAW, foreign-born and United States-born). With this information, the investigators can better understand how to promote cervical cancer screening in the Vietnamese community.


Condition Intervention
Cervical Cancer
Other: Demographic Form and Semi-Structured Interview Guide

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Community Based Participatory Research to Understanding Symptom Perception, Preventive Care-Seeking, and Their Impact on Cervical Cancer Screening Among Vietnamese American Women

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The extent of symptom perception [ Time Frame: Duration of the study; Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To understand the extent of symptom perception among Vietnamese American women (foreign and United States-born) and their impact on cervical cancer screening from the perspective and experiences of key informants including primary health care providers. A semi-structured interview guide will be used to assess the extent of preventive care-seeking. The interview guide includes the following topics: thoughts and experiences regarding Vietnamese American women's knowledge and beliefs about how cervical cancer develops, thoughts and experiences regarding Vietnamese American women and use of cancer screening tests such as cervical cancer screening for early detection/preventive health care, thoughts and experiences about Vietnamese American women's lack of familiarity with the term Pap smear or a Pap test, and thoughts and experiences regarding Vietnamese American women's decision and timing to seek medical care and preventive health care.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The extent of preventive care-seeking [ Time Frame: Duration of the study; Up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To understand the extent of preventive care-seeking among Vietnamese American women (foreign and United States-born) and their impact on cervical cancer screening from the perspective and experiences of key informants including primary health care providers. A semi-structured interview guide will be used to assess the extent of preventive care-seeking. The interview guide includes the following topics: thoughts and experiences regarding Vietnamese American women's knowledge and beliefs about how cervical cancer develops, thoughts and experiences regarding Vietnamese American women and use of cancer screening tests such as cervical cancer screening for early detection/preventive health care, thoughts and experiences about Vietnamese American women's lack of familiarity with the term Pap smear or a Pap test, and thoughts and experiences regarding Vietnamese American women's decision and timing to seek medical care and preventive health care.


Estimated Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Primary health care providers
medical physicians and nurse practitioners
Other: Demographic Form and Semi-Structured Interview Guide

The demographic form will include the following items: age, age at immigration, years lived in the United States, Vietnamese speaking ability, and marital status. In addition for participants who are primary health care providers, the following items will be included: annual income before taxes, gender, race and ethnicity, specialty area of practice, and number of years practicing as a primary health care provider, practice setting, and country received Pap test training.

A semi-structured interview guide will also be used and will include possible probing questions. A semi-structured interview guide was developed with the research team.


Detailed Description:

No further extensive description.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Potential participants will be recruited from the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan area through referrals and snowball method. Primary health care providers are eligible to participate in the study if they meet the following criteria: self-identify as currently practicing as a primary licensed independent practitioner including as a medical physician or nurse practitioner, whose service populations include Vietnamese American women, and are able to understand and speak English or Vietnamese. Vietnamese American women are eligible to participate in the study if they meet the following criteria: self-identify as a Vietnamese American woman, between ages 21 to 65 years old, have not had a hysterectomy, and are able to understand and speak English or Vietnamese.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary health care providers are eligible to participate in the study if they meet the following criteria:

    • self-identify as currently practicing as a primary licensed independent practitioner including as a medical physician or nurse practitioner,
    • whose service populations include Vietnamese American women,
    • and are able to understand and speak English or Vietnamese.
  • Vietnamese American women are eligible to participate in the study if they meet the following criteria:

    • self-identify as a Vietnamese American woman (foreign-born women who have immigrated to the United States from other countries or are United States-born),
    • between ages 21 to 65 years old,
    • have not had a hysterectomy,
    • and are able to understand and speak English or Vietnamese.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not a Vietnamese American woman
  • Not between the ages of 21 to 65 years old
  • Had a hysterectomy
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01704235

Contacts
Contact: Connie Nguyen-Truong, PhD 503-998-6929 connie.nurse@gmail.com

Locations
United States, Oregon
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Recruiting
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Contact: Connie Nguyen-Truong, PhD    503-998-6929    connie.nurse@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Connie Nguyen-Truong, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Connie Nguyen-Truong, PhD Oregon Health and Science University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01704235     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00008709, CPC-12122-L
Study First Received: October 4, 2012
Last Updated: April 1, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute:
screening

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 21, 2014