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Mexican and African American Family Focus Groups on Puberty

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00528762
First Posted: September 12, 2007
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2012
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  Purpose

Primary Objective:

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.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Behavioral: Focus Group

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Mexican and African American Family Focus Groups on Puberty

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Exploratory Results from Mexican and African American Family Focus Groups on Puberty [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Focus Group
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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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants are females aged 6-12 years old that are of Mexican American or African American descent and their parents.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Mexican American Daughters Inclusion Criteria: must be Mexican or of Mexican-American descent, girls must be aged 6-12 at the time they are contacted to participate in the focus groups. They must be able to communicate in a group in either English or Spanish, must be able to attend the focus group and have a mother who is willing to participate. They must live in a household where there is at least 1 adult participating in the Mano a Mano Cohort study (CPN00-367)
  2. African American Daughters Inclusion Criteria: must be African-American descent, girls must be aged 6-12 at the time they are contacted to participate in the focus groups. They must be able to communicate in a group in English, must be able to attend the focus group and have a mother who is willing to participate.
  3. Mexican American Mothers Inclusion Criteria: Mothers must be Mexican or of Mexican-American descent, should have a daughter aged 6-12 (index child) at the time they are contacted to participate in the focus groups. They must willing to participate and must live in the same household as the index child at least 5 or more days per week. They must be able to communicate in a group in either English or Spanish and must live in a household where there is at least 1 adult participating in the Mano a Mano Cohort study (CPN00-367)
  4. African American Mothers Inclusion Criteria: Mothers must be African-American descent, should have a daughter aged 6-12 (index child) at the time they are contacted to participate in the focus groups. They must willing to participate and must live in the same household as the index child at least 5 or more days per week. They must be able to communicate in a group in English.
  5. Mexican American Fathers Inclusion Criteria: Fathers must be Mexican or of Mexican-descent, have a daughter aged 6-12 (index child) at the time they are contacted to participate in the focus groups. They must be willing to participate, live in the same household as the index child at least 5 or more days per week, must be able to communicate in a group in either English or Spanish, and they must live in a household where there is at least 1 adult participating in the Mano a Mano Cohort study (CPN00-367)
  6. African American Fathers Inclusion Criteria: Fathers must be African-American descent, have a daughter aged 6-12 (index child) at the time they are contacted to participate in the focus groups. They must be willing to participate, live in the same household as the index child at least 5 or more days per week, must be able to communicate in a group in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Mothers Exclusion Criteria: Mothers will be excluded from the focus group if they are a current MDACC employee, have recently participated in other focus groups or research discussions.
  2. Fathers Exclusion Criteria: Fathers will be excluded if they are a current MDACC employee, have recently participated in other focus groups or research discussions.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00528762


Locations
United States, Texas
U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michele Forman, PhD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00528762     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-0113
First Submitted: September 11, 2007
First Posted: September 12, 2007
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Epidemiology
Puberty
Body Weight
Body Image
Focus Group