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Melanoma Risk-Reduction Practices Among Melanoma Patients and Their Family Members


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18 Years
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Open (Enrolling)
Both
Melanoma

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Trial Information

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.


Inclusion Criteria:



- (FDRs will include siblings and adult children.) Melanoma patients are eligible if
they were diagnosed with in situ, localized, or regional melanoma after January 1,
1997.

- Melanoma patients, their spouses/partners, and their first-degree relatives (FDRs) 18
years of age or older are eligible.

- Melanoma patients, their spouses/partners, and FDRs are eligible if they can speak,
read, and write English.

- Melanoma patients, their spouses/partners, and FDRs are eligible if they provide
informed consent.

- Spouses/partners and FDRs of melanoma patients are eligible if the patient gives
permission for them to be contacted for recruitment.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Melanoma patients, spouses/partners of patients, and FDRs of patients are not
eligible if they cannot provide informed consent.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Family-Based, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Information on ultraviolet radiation (UVR-E) reduction + early detection practices of melanoma patients and family members

Outcome Time Frame:

8 Years

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Ellen R. Gritz, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

ID02-452

NCT ID:

NCT00510302

Start Date:

November 2002

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Melanoma
  • Ultraviolet Radiation
  • Melanoma
  • Questionnaire
  • Survey
  • First Degree Relative
  • Interview
  • Melanoma

Name

Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030