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A Targeted, Family-Focused Intervention for Melanoma Prevention

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Trial Information

A Targeted, Family-Focused Intervention for Melanoma Prevention

Research is to learn about awareness, attitudes, and behaviors related to sun exposure, sun
protection, skin examination, and other risk-reducing behaviors. The results of this study
will be used to design an educational program on sun protection for persons who have had
melanoma and their children.

The study will involve a telephone interview that will last about 45 minutes and will be
scheduled at your convenience. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and
you may refuse to participate. Your decision about participating will not affect the care or
services you or your family may receive at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

Melanoma patients are eligible if they:

1. Were diagnosed with in situ, localized, or microscopic stage III melanoma after
January 1, 1988.

2. Are the parent of a child 12 years of age or younger and reside with the child.

3. Provide informed consent.

4. Are 18 years of age or older.

5. Are able to speak, read, and write English.

6. Meet all inclusion criteria.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Melanoma patients are not eligible if they cannot provide informed consent.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Patients'and Children's Sun Exposure and Protective Practices

Outcome Time Frame:

Baseline Interview, 6 Month and 9 Month Interviews

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Ellen R. Gritz, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

April 2005

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • Sun Exposure
  • Sun Protection
  • Interview
  • Melanoma



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