Sun Protection for Florida's Children
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00346021|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 29, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Skin Cancer||Behavioral: Increasing hat use|
Intervention is aimed at encouraging students to use a wide brim hat when participating in outdoor activities. To accomplish this goal our approach will be multifaceted and will include:
- individual sessions with school principals to facilitate a school policy that encourages hat use when children are outdoors.
- sessions with fourth grade teachers that explains the importance of sun protection and hat use, and that addresses potential concerns by teachers.
- classroom sessions with fourth grade children that improves sun protection knowledge, fosters more positive attitudes about hat use. and that changes the subjective norm of wearing hats when at school.
- follow-up sessions in which children are provided free hats with a customized design that represents their school.
- sun protection educational materials that are mailed to the parents of targeted children.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||2984 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Sun Protection for Florida's Children|
|Study Start Date :||February 2005|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2011|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2011|
Experimental: Sun Protection Intervention
School based sun protection education, provision of free hats.
Behavioral: Increasing hat use
Sun protection intervention that address sun protection knowledge, attitudes, social norms, and perceived behavioral controls. Intervention also provides free wide brimmed hats
No Intervention: Control arm
Usual sun protection practices
- Increase the use of hats when children are outside at school [ Time Frame: june 2008 ]
- Increase the hat use when children are outside at times other than school [ Time Frame: june 2008 ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00346021
|United States, Florida|
|Univeristy of South Florida|
|Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard G Roetzheim, MD, MSPH||Department of Family Medicine, USF|