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Adolescent Survivors of Cancer or Similar Illnesses

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2007
Last updated: January 13, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the health behaviors of young adults who have been treated for cancer, leukemia, or similar illnesses. We will also ask you some questions about your family members' and friends' health behaviors. We plan to use the findings from this study to design new programs to help teenage cancer survivors resist doing things that might harm their health.

Condition Intervention
Adolescent Cancer Survivors Pediatric Cancer Survivors Behavioral: Questionnaire or Interview

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Health Behaviors in Adolescent Survivors of Cancer or Similar Illnesses

Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To describe the patterns of cancer-risk behaviors for adolescent cancer survivors as compared to population-based normative data of "healthy" adolescents, and to describe relevant theory-driven covariates for adolescent cancer survivors. [ Time Frame: conclusion of study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To examine the role and relative utility of sociodemographics, medical characteristics, theory-driven variables in explaining adolescent cancer survivors' health behaviors. [ Time Frame: conclusion of study ]

Estimated Enrollment: 148
Study Start Date: June 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Questionnaire or Interview
Behavioral: Questionnaire or Interview
Complete a self-report survey once over the telephone or by mail. The questions are about your health beliefs and behaviors, your current health, and your mood. It should not take longer than 45 minutes to complete. About 15 of these people will participate in an additional, short audiotaped interview about sun protection.

Detailed Description:
This study proposes to explore cancer-risk behaviors and future behavioral intentions among adolescent cancer survivors (i.e., 14-19 years old) and compare them to their "healthy" peers using population-based normative data. Additionally, it seeks to determine the significant theory-driven covariates related to adolescent survivors' health behaviors, which will aid in the design of future behavioral interventions.

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Department of Pediatrics

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current age at enrollment between 14 and 19;
  • A diagnosis of cancer between the ages of 8 and 14;
  • At least 12 months post-treatment and no evidence of disease (NED) at the time of assessment;
  • Can be reached by mail or telephone;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Parent or legal guardian able to provide informed consent;
  • Able to provide informed assent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major psychopathology or cognitive impairment likely in the judgment of the investigator to interfere with participation and compliance with the protocol.
  • Currently receiving therapy for cancer treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00579631

United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Ford, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00579631     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-074
Study First Received: December 20, 2007
Last Updated: January 13, 2017

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
pediatric processed this record on August 21, 2017