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Skin Tone Preferences and Their Influence on Skin Care Behaviors

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03651167
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 29, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roopal Kundu, Northwestern University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to classify participants by actual skin tone and skin tone preference and identify whether an association exists between these skin tone preferences and knowledge of skin care recommendations, attitudes towards healthy skin care, or skin care behaviors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Dermatology/Skin - Other Other: Survey

Detailed Description:
This study seeks to examine if there is a difference between ideal and actual skin tone among minority populations. In addition, we hope to assess whether various demographic factors as well as disparity between ideal and actual skin tone effect skin protective behaviors (i.e. sun screen use, dermatologist appointments, skin self-exams) or skin destructive behaviors (i.e. outdoor tanning, tanning salon use, use of skin lightening products) in minority populations.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 619 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Skin Tone Preferences and Their Influence on Skin Care Behaviors
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 30, 2019

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Survey
    Participants will complete a survey online


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of skin tone differences between ideal and actual [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The frequency at which research participants indicate ideal skin tone differences versus actual will be assessed in the questionnaire. The unit of measure will be a numerical value, number of participants.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult self-identified minorities (African, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan native, etc.)
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects age 18 years old or older
  • Self-identified members of a minority (African, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan native, etc.) population
  • Subjects who are capable of completing an online, English survey

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects age 17 years old or younger
  • Subjects not self-identified members of a minority (African, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan native, etc.) population
  • Subjects who are incapable of completing an online, English survey

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03651167


Locations
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United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Dermatology
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University

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Responsible Party: Roopal Kundu, Principal Investigator, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03651167     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RVK05222018
First Posted: August 29, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Roopal Kundu, Northwestern University:
skin care
skin tone
tanning
skin tone preference