Family Genetics Health Education and Healthy Behaviors
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01498276|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 24, 2019
- Family-based approaches to reduce disease risk and promote healthy behaviors may be better than targeting individuals. Risk assessments based on family health history may help educate families on disease risks and encourage them to change physical activity and food choices. Specifically, researchers want to better understand the role of mothers in teaching healthy behaviors to their families.
- To determine mothers influence on diet and health-related behaviors.
- To study an intervention tool that connects family health history and disease risk.
- 18 years of age who have at least one child living at home.
- Participants will complete a survey over the phone. The survey will take 30 to 40 minutes to complete. The survey will collect family health history on heart disease, diabetes, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer.
- Researchers will give participants a Family Health Package (FHP). The FHP will provide information on family health history and disease risk. It will also recommend behaviors that can reduce health risks.
- Two weeks after sending the FHP, participants will complete a phone survey about the FHP materials and their social networks.
- Some participants will be invited to focus groups. The focus groups will explore diet and health behavior. They will look at food purchasing and preparation and meal sharing. The groups will also discuss attitudes toward healthy eating and physical activity. Each focus group will last 1 to 2 hours.
- Participants will be asked to complete an electronic survey regarding participants health status, causal health beliefs, risk perceptions, and intentions to communicate health information.
- Then, participants will have the opportunity to use the electronic version of the FHP, which will assess family health history.
- After using the FHeP, participants will complete a short electronic survey to identify knowledge and understanding gained from the use of the application, changes in communication intentions, and suggestions for improvements to the application.
- Upon completion of the electronic portion of the study, a study team member will conduct a semi-structured interview to allow the participants to qualitatively evaluate their user experience, including satisfaction and usefulness.
- This study process will take approximately 60-90 minutes.
|Condition or disease|
|Diabetes Cancer Heart Disease|
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||640 participants|
|Official Title:||The Role of the Family Genetics Health Educator in Influencing Health Promoting Behaviors|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 3, 2012|
Members of the general population
Members of under-resourced communities
Participant recruited from under-resourced communities in the Washington, DC area in the Southeastern US
- Intergenerational transfer of diet-related behaviors [ Time Frame: interim and end-point ]Intergenerational transfer of diet-related behaviors
- Participants' comprehension of intervention tool [ Time Frame: interim and end point ]Participants' comprehension of intervention tool outlining family health history and risk assessment of etiologically complex health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, breast and colorectal cancer)
- Efficacy of utilizing mothers to educate family members of disease risk and motivate healthy behaviors. [ Time Frame: interim and end-point ]Efficacy of utilizing mothers to educate family members of disease risk and motivate healthy behaviors.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01498276
|Contact: Mindy J Perilla||(866) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Laura M. Koehly, Ph.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, District of Columbia|
|Georgetown Office of Minority Health||Recruiting|
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20057|
|Contact: Chiranjeev Dash 202-687-5367 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Florida|
|Florida A&M University||Recruiting|
|Tallahassee, Florida, United States, 32307|
|Contact: Torhonda Lee, Ph.D. 850-412-5700 email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: Andrea Goergen 301-443-8185 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Laura M. Koehly, Ph.D.||National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)|