A Telephone-Based Education and Prevention Intervention for Teens and Young Adults
- Compare the efficacy of telephone-based cancer education with vs without counseling in
- Determine the mechanisms by which education with counseling may impact cancer-relevant
cognitive and behavioral outcomes.
- Identify teens who may be most and least likely to benefit from education with
OUTLINE: This is a pilot, controlled, randomized study. Participants are stratified
according to age (13-14 years vs 15 years vs 16 years vs 17 years vs 18-21 years), gender,
race (white vs black vs other), and health status (chronic disease vs no chronic disease).
Participants are randomized to 1 of 2 education arms.
- Arm I: Participants undergo cancer education sessions via telephone over 45 minutes
once a week for 8 weeks.
- Arm II: Participants under cancer education sessions as in arm I and counseling
techniques during the same telephone sessions.
In both arms, participants receive an intervention kit by mail before the first telephone
call. The intervention kit includes age-appropriate self-help materials.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 300 participants will be accrued for this study.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Multiple risk factor index
Kenneth Tercyak, PhD
Lombardi Cancer Research Center
United States: Food and Drug Administration
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