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Mexican and African American Family Focus Groups on Puberty


N/A
6 Years
12 Years
Not Enrolling
Female
Healthy

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Trial Information

Mexican and African American Family Focus Groups on Puberty


For Parents:

This study will involve 5 focus groups. Mothers will take part in 1 of 2 focus groups with
other mothers. Fathers will take part in a focus group with other fathers. Girls will take
part in 1 of 2 focus groups with other girls. Any eligible parent will be able to
participate even if the daughter chooses not to participate in the focus group activities.
At the start of each focus group, the moderators will begin with a general session about
health related topics, but for the girls, any discussion about pubertal development will
take place in two separate groups, with the 6-9 yr olds in one group and 10-12 yr olds in
another group. Each group will have about 8 to 10 participants who are all comfortable
speaking the same language.

The focus groups will be led by a moderator, a person who will lead the talk and answer any
questions participants may have. The moderator will speak both English and Spanish, and you
will be assigned to the group where your preferred language is spoken. The discussions will
involve talk about puberty and body image, such as the typical age for a girl to start
puberty, body changes girls go through in puberty, and girls' level of comfort with how
their body looks. Parents of the girls will also be asked to compare their experiences
during puberty with their daughters' experiences.

Researchers want to know if you would be comfortable with your daughter taking part in a
clinical research study that is planned for the future. Information about this future study
will also be presented to each group for discussion. The focus group talks will last about
1 1/2 hours. They will be conducted in the community where you live. You will be told the
location before you agree to take part in this study.

All of the discussions will be audio taped and will be kept confidential. The tapes will
not be heard by anyone other than the research staff. They will be kept safe in a locked
cabinet that stores other confidential research materials, and will be destroyed at the end
of this study.

Your participation in this study will be over after your focus group discussion has ended.

This is an investigational study. Up to 50 parents will take part in this study. All will
be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

For Children:

This study will have 5 focus groups per ethnic groups. Mothers will be in 1 of 2 focus
groups with other mothers. Fathers will be in a focus group with other fathers. The
moderator will speak both English and Spanish, and you will be assigned to the group where
your preferred language is spoken. Girls will be in 1 of 2 focus groups with other girls.
At the start of each focus group, the moderators will begin with a general session about
health related topics, but for the girls, any discussion about pubertal development will
take place in two separate groups, with the 6-9 yr olds in one group and 10-12 yr olds in
another group. Each group will have about 8 to 10 participants who are all comfortable
speaking the same language.

The focus groups will be led by a moderator, a person who will lead the talk and answer any
questions participants may have. The discussions will involve talk about your thoughts on
growth and development and body image, such as the age you started developing, how your body
changes, and your level of comfort with how your body looks. Your parent(s) will also be
asked to compare their experiences during puberty with your experience. You will also be
asked about your level of comfort with a visit to the doctor and with having your blood
drawn and needle sticks.

Researchers also want to know if you would be comfortable taking part in a clinical research
study that is planned for the future. Information about this future study will also be
presented to each group for discussion. The focus group talks will last about 1 1/2 hours.

All of the discussions will be audio taped and will be kept confidential. The tapes will
not be heard by anyone other than the research staff. They will be kept safe in a locked
cabinet that stores other confidential research materials, and will be destroyed at the end
of this study.

Your participation in this study will be over after your focus group discussion has ended.

This is an investigational study. You will be given the art projects that you created during
your focus group for your time and participation. Up to 50 girls will take part in this
study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Mexican American Daughters

Inclusion Criteria:

must be Mexican or of Mexican-American
descent, girls must be aged 6-12 at the time they are contacted to participate in the
focus groups. They must be able to communicate in a group in either English or
Spanish, must be able to attend the focus group and have a mother who is willing to
participate. They must live in a household where there is at least 1 adult
participating in the Mano a Mano Cohort study (CPN00-367)

2. African American Daughters

Inclusion Criteria:

must be African-American descent,
girls must be aged 6-12 at the time they are contacted to participate in the focus
groups. They must be able to communicate in a group in English, must be able to
attend the focus group and have a mother who is willing to participate.

3. Mexican American Mothers

Inclusion Criteria:

Mothers must be Mexican or of
Mexican-American descent, should have a daughter aged 6-12 (index child) at the time
they are contacted to participate in the focus groups. They must willing to
participate and must live in the same household as the index child at least 5 or more
days per week. They must be able to communicate in a group in either English or
Spanish and must live in a household where there is at least 1 adult participating in
the Mano a Mano Cohort study (CPN00-367)

4. African American Mothers

Inclusion Criteria:

Mothers must be African-American
descent, should have a daughter aged 6-12 (index child) at the time they are
contacted to participate in the focus groups. They must willing to participate and
must live in the same household as the index child at least 5 or more days per week.
They must be able to communicate in a group in English.

5. Mexican American Fathers

Inclusion Criteria:

Fathers must be Mexican or of
Mexican-descent, have a daughter aged 6-12 (index child) at the time they are
contacted to participate in the focus groups. They must be willing to participate,
live in the same household as the index child at least 5 or more days per week, must
be able to communicate in a group in either English or Spanish, and they must live in
a household where there is at least 1 adult participating in the Mano a Mano Cohort
study (CPN00-367)

6. African American Fathers

Inclusion Criteria:

Fathers must be African-American
descent, have a daughter aged 6-12 (index child) at the time they are contacted to
participate in the focus groups. They must be willing to participate, live in the
same household as the index child at least 5 or more days per week, must be able to
communicate in a group in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Mothers Exclusion Criteria: Mothers will be excluded from the focus group if they are
a current MDACC employee, have recently participated in other focus groups or
research discussions.

2. Fathers Exclusion Criteria: Fathers will be excluded if they are a current MDACC
employee, have recently participated in other focus groups or research discussions.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Exploratory Results from Mexican and African American Family Focus Groups on Puberty

Outcome Time Frame:

2 Years

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Michele Forman, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2006-0113

NCT ID:

NCT00528762

Start Date:

November 2006

Completion Date:

April 2008

Related Keywords:

  • Healthy
  • Epidemiology
  • Puberty
  • Body Weight
  • Body Image
  • Focus Group

Name

Location

U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030