Adolescent Survivors of Cancer or Similar Illnesses

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00579631
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 17, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

December 20, 2007
December 24, 2007
January 17, 2018
June 2004
June 2019   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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 ]
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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 ]
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Adolescent Survivors of Cancer or Similar Illnesses
Health Behaviors in Adolescent Survivors of Cancer or Similar Illnesses
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.
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.
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Department of Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Cancer Survivors
  • Pediatric Cancer Survivors
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.
Questionnaire or Interview
Intervention: Behavioral: Questionnaire or Interview
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Active, not recruiting
Same as current
June 2019
June 2019   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
14 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United States
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer Ford, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
January 2018