Melanoma Risk-Reduction Practices Among Melanoma Patients and Their Family Members
Participants in Part 1 of the study will be asked to be interviewed about topics related to
melanoma risk-reduction, including opinions, attitudes, beliefs, and practices related to
ultraviolet radiation exposure, melanoma prevention, and melanoma detection.
Participants in Part 2 of the study will be asked to complete a written questionnaire on
melanoma risk-reduction and then be interviewed to obtain feedback on how the questionnaire
may be refined.
Participants in Part 3 of the study will be asked to be interviewed by telephone.
Participants then will receive educational material in the form of a newsletter tailored to
their interview responses. Participants then will be asked to be interviewed to obtain
feedback for refining the educational material. In each part of the study, the
patient/family member will receive a letter describing the study and the Consent Statement
for Questionnaire and Interview Studies.
Prior to the start of the interview, the Consent Statement will be read to the
patient/family member. Patients/family members may or may not choose to have the interview
tape-recorded. Participants may stop the interview or questionnaire at any time and may
refuse to answer any questions. At any time, the patient/family member may refuse to have
the interview tape-recorded. There is no treatment associated with this study.
Observational Model: Family-Based, Time Perspective: Prospective
Information on ultraviolet radiation (UVR-E) reduction + early detection practices of melanoma patients and family members
Ellen R. Gritz, PhD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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