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Social Media Indoor Tanning Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03834974
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 8, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sherry Pagoto, University of Connecticut

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research is to develop a social media delivered intervention to reduce indoor tanning in young women.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Skin Cancer Behavioral: Social Media Feed with Indoor Tanning Behavioral: Social Media Feed without Indoor Tanning Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Because engaging tanners in a social media feed comprised of negative sentiment about a behavior they enjoy could prove difficult, we will use social marketing theory and a user-centered design approach to develop a social media feed that tanners find interesting and persuasive. Investigators plan to connect to audience values by embedding the intervention in a feed based on a topic that tanners tell us they value (e.g., beauty). Intervention messages about indoor tanning will be peppered throughout but presented in a way that is relevant to the theme topic. Investigators will conduct a pilot feasibility trial to evaluate an 8-week social media-delivered intervention relative to a similar feed with no tanning related content and conduct a preliminary test of transportation theory by examining the intervention's effect on persuasive impact and beliefs about the desirability of indoor tanning. This work will inform a fully powered randomized trial testing the efficacy of this intervention on tanning and message dissemination.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Using a Narrative-Based Approach to Reducing Indoor Tanning
Estimated Study Start Date : June 1, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tanning

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Social Media Feed with Indoor Tanning
The 8-week intervention will be delivered on the social media platform to be determined by interviews and surveys of tanners and will include two posts per day. The feed will include other content related to tanners' interests as determined by focus groups.
Behavioral: Social Media Feed with Indoor Tanning
Participants will be invited to follow a public social media feed on the social media platform to be determined by interviews and surveys of tanners. This feed will include two posts per day consisting of narratives from real tanners, content from outside sources (e.g., magazines, prominent bloggers), and content developed by the study team.This feed would be public, which means others may follow it and content can be shared by participants on their personal feeds.

Active Comparator: Social Media Feed without Indoor Tanning
The 8-week intervention will be delivered on the social media platform to be determined by interviews and surveys of tanners and will include two posts per day. The feed will include other content related to tanners' interests as determined by focus groups. This feed will not include tweets about tanning.
Behavioral: Social Media Feed without Indoor Tanning
Participants will be invited to follow a public social media feed on the social media platform to be determined by interviews and surveys of tanners. This feed will include two posts per day consisting of narratives from real tanners, content from outside sources (e.g., magazines, prominent bloggers), and content developed by the study team.This feed would be public, which means others may follow it and content can be shared by participants on their personal feeds. There will be no tweets related to tanning in this condition.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Recruitment [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Recruitment will be measured by the number of responses to recruitment ads, eligibles, consented participants, and characteristics of those consented (e.g., age, race) will be tracked.

  2. Retention [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    Retention will be measured by tracking the % of participants in each condition who unfollow the feed (and timing of unfollows) and who complete the follow-up assessment.

  3. Acceptability [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    Acceptability will be measured using a satisfaction rating scale for the intervention, how likely they would be to recommend it to a friend, and how likely they would be to keep following it on 5-point Likert scales.

  4. Engagement and dissemination of intervention messages [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    To measure engagement and dissemination of intervention messages, interactions in the social media feed (reactions, comments, replies, posts) will be extracted from the social media platform on engagement (likes/reactions, comments/replies) and dissemination (retweets/shares).

  5. Desirability of indoor tanning [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Desirability of indoor tanning will be measured using investigator-derived questions with Likert scale items on how favorable, appealing, sanitary, fear for personal safety, trustworthiness of industry, and disgusting they are. The scale for each item will run from 1-5 with 1 being perceived as a less desirable answer and 5 being more desirable. Descriptive statistics will be conducted for each response.

  6. Desirability of indoor tanning [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    Desirability of indoor tanning will be measured using investigator-derived questions with Likert scale items on how favorable, appealing, sanitary, fear for personal safety, trustworthiness of industry, and disgusting they are. The scale for each item will run from 1-5 with 1 being perceived as a less desirable answer and 5 being more desirable. Scoring instructions have not been finalized yet.

  7. Tanning alternatives [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Tanning alternatives will be measured with Likert scale items on how favorable, appealing, sanitary, fear for personal safety, trustworthiness of industry, and disgusting they are.

  8. Tanning alternatives [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    Tanning alternatives will be measured with Likert scale items on how favorable, appealing, sanitary, fear for personal safety, trustworthiness of industry, and disgusting they are.

  9. Persuasive impact [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    Persuasive impact will be measured using the Transportation Scale-Short Form is a 6-item measure of the persuasive impact of narratives.

  10. Contamination [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    Participants will be asked if they became aware of the feed of the other condition and how much they viewed it.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tanning intentions [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Three items assessed intentions to tan even once, intentions to tan regularly in the next year, and intentions to quit on a 7-point scale (1=definitely will not, 7=definitely will).

  2. Tanning intentions [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    Three items assessed intentions to tan even once, intentions to tan regularly in the next year, and intentions to quit on a 7-point scale (1=definitely will not, 7=definitely will).

  3. Measures of Sun Exposure [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    The NCI-funded work group recommended measures will be used to assess the frequency of indoor and outdoor tanning in the past month. Descriptive statistics will be conducted for each response.

  4. Measures of Sun Exposure [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    The NCI-funded work group recommended measures will be used to assess the frequency of indoor and outdoor tanning in the past month. Descriptive statistics will be conducted for each response.

  5. Measures of Sun Protection [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    The NCI-funded work group recommended measures will be used to assess the frequency sun protection use in the past month. Descriptive statistics will be conducted for each response.

  6. Measures of Sun Protection [ Time Frame: 8-week follow-up ]
    The NCI-funded work group recommended measures will be used to assess the frequency sun protection use in the past month. Descriptive statistics will be conducted for each response.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • US women
  • Ages 18-30
  • Tanned indoors ≥ 10 times ever
  • Tanned at least once in the last month
  • A likelihood of indoor tanning in the next 8 weeks
  • Must be a daily user of chosen platform

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No smartphone
  • Does not use social media platform daily
  • Does not participate in indoor tanning
  • Does not have intentions to tan in the next 8 weeks
  • Has not tanned 10 time or more
  • Did not complete the baseline survey
  • Inability to provide consent due to mental illness or a cognitive impairment
  • Non-English speaking
  • Prisoner

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03834974


Contacts
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Contact: Jessica Bibeau, MA 860-486-8979 jessica.bibeau@uconn.edu
Contact: Sherry L Pagoto, PhD 860-486-2945 sherry.pagoto@uconn.edu

Locations
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United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Not yet recruiting
Storrs, Connecticut, United States, 06269
Contact: Sherry L Pagoto, PhD    860-486-2945    sherry.pagoto@uconn.edu   
Contact: Jessica Bibeau, MA    860-486-8979    jessica.bibeau@uconn.edu   
Principal Investigator: Sherry L Pagoto, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Connecticut
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sherry L Pagoto, PhD University of Connecticut

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Responsible Party: Sherry Pagoto, Professor, University of Connecticut
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03834974     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H17-305
R21CA226133-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 8, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Skin Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Skin Diseases