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Using Focus Groups to Assess the Impact of Environmental Health Science Programs for K-12 Educational Community

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00428402
First Posted: January 30, 2007
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  Purpose

The MIDAS Project (Models of Implementation and Dissemination of Environmental Health and Science Across Subjects) Assessment Objectives:

  • Determine whether students are aware of the MIDAS Project.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of MIDAS Project components including: integrated environmental health and science (EHS) curricula, field experiences, seminars and student projects.
  • Assess career interests and intended courses of study at the college level.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Behavioral: Focus Group Discussion

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Using Focus Groups to Assess the Impact of Environmental Health Science Programs for K-12 Educational Community

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Outputs From Focus Groups (Qualitative Narrative) [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Focus Group
Participant is a 4th-8th grade student in select schools from Bastrop Independent School District (BISD).
Behavioral: Focus Group Discussion
Focus groups meeting for up to 1 hour during the regular school day.

Detailed Description:

You are being asked to give your child permission to take part in a focus group to talk about what he or she has learned over the past year. Your child's school and other schools in the area have been working with a program called the Models of Implementation and Dissemination of Environmental Health and Science Across Subjects (MIDAS) Project. The MIDAS Project was developed by The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX.

Purpose:

Students will be asked to share about the topics that they learned about over the past year, including their field trip experiences. Participation in the focus group is strictly voluntary, and your child may or may not choose to take part. This focus group will not be graded, and your child's name will not be recorded with his or her responses. If your child chooses not to participate in this focus group, he or she will not be penalized in any way.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participant is a 4th-8th grade student in select schools from Bastrop Independent School District (BISD).
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students must be in one of the identified classes in one of the participating grades from one of the participating schools.
  • Students must return a completed and signed parental consent form.
  • Students must be present at school on the day that the focus groups are conducted.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students whose parents did not complete the consent form, and/or students who do not wish to participate can opt out of the focus groups without any penalty.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00428402


Locations
United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robin Fuchs-Young, PhD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00428402     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-0125
First Submitted: January 26, 2007
First Posted: January 30, 2007
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Education
4th-8th Grade Student
MIDAS Project
Focus Group Discussion
Bastrop