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Perceptions of School, Recreation, and Transportation Environments Among African American Families in Public Housing--II


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Trial Information

Perceptions of School, Recreation, and Transportation Environments Among African American Families in Public Housing--II


Cognitive Interview:

If you agree to take part in this study, you will have an interview to discuss the questions
asked in the a physical activity survey. You will read the survey and be asked about what
you thought when you read certain questions and how well you understood the questions.

The interview will be recorded with a tape recorder and the results will be written down.
Your name will not be used during the interview and will not be recorded. You will only be
identified by a number given to you by the study staff. After the interview comments are
written down, the interview tape will be destroyed. The transcript will be stored in a safe
locked compartment for 3 years, then it will be destroyed.

Length of Study:

You will be off study after the interview.

THIS IS AN INVESTIGATIONAL STUDY.

Up to 8 children and 4 parents will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D.
Anderson.

Physical Activity in Public Housing II -- Parent:

If you agree to take part in this study, you will take part in an interview with a member of
the study staff at your housing development site. During the interview, you will be asked if
living in public housing has any effect on your options for physical activity and how you
feel about your neighborhood. The interview will take about 45 minutes to complete.

The interview will be recorded with a tape recorder and the results will be written down.
Your name will not be used during the interview and will not be recorded. You will only be
identified by a number given to you by the study staff. After the interview comments are
written down, the interview tape will be destroyed. The transcript will be stored in a safe
locked compartment for 3 years, then it will be destroyed.

At the time of the interview, you will also be given a survey that will have questions about
how you feel about your neighborhood, access to recreational facilities, physical activity,
how the people around you feel about exercise, and sociodemographic information (such as age
and sex). The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete.

Photovoice Project:

You may be randomly selected (as in the flip of a coin) to receive a letter asking you to
participate in the Photovoice project. The Photovoice project is an activity that will allow
you to express your thoughts and feelings about your neighborhood through pictures that you
and your child will take of your neighborhood. You and your child will take pictures of your
neighborhood with a camera provided to you by the study staff. The pictures will be
developed by the study staff and they will bring them back to your house. You and your child
will then participate in an interview to talk about the photographs you took. This interview
will take about 20 minutes.

Length of Study:

If you are selected and choose to take part in the Photovoice project, you will be off study
after the Photovoice interview. If you do not chose to take part in the Photovoice project,
you will be off study after the survey.

THIS IS AN INVESTIGATIONAL STUDY.

Up to 36 adult parents will take part in an individual interview. In total 36 parents and 36
youth will take part in this study for a total of 72 participants. All will be enrolled at
M. D. Anderson.

Physical Activity in Public Housing II -- Youth:

If you agree to take part in this study, you will take part in a focus group. A focus group
is a group of people who are asked questions about certain topics and then discuss these
topics with other group members. During the focus group, you will talk about how living in
public housing effects your physical activity and how you feel about your neighborhood.
There will be 6 focus groups, each made up of 6 participants. The focus group session will
take about 45 minutes.

The focus group session will be recorded with a tape recorder and the results will be
written down. Your name will not be used during the interview and will not be recorded. You
will only be identified by a number given to you by the study staff. After the interview
comments are written down, the interview tape will be destroyed. The transcript will be
stored in a safe locked compartment for 3 years, then it will be destroyed.

At the time of the focus group session, you will also be given a survey that will have
questions about how you feel about your neighborhood, access to recreational facilities,
physical activity, and how the people around you feel about exercise. The survey will take
about 15 minutes to complete.

Photovoice Project:

You may be randomly selected (as in the flip of a coin) to receive a letter asking you to
participate in the Photovoice project. The Photovoice project is an activity that will allow
you to express your thoughts and feelings about your neighborhood through pictures that you
and your parent will take of your neighborhood. You and your parent will take pictures of
your neighborhood with a camera provided to you by the study staff. The pictures will be
developed by the study staff and they will bring them back to your house. You and your
parent will then participate in an interview to talk about the photographs you took. This
interview will take about 20 minutes.

Length of Study:

If you are selected and choose to take part in the Photovoice project, you will be off study
after the Photovoice interview. If you do not chose to take part in the Photovoice project,
you will be off study after the survey.

THIS IS AN INVESTIGATIONAL STUDY.

Up to 36 youth will take part in a focus group. In total 36 parents and 36 youth will take
part in this study for a total of 72 participants. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Being able to read and speak English

2. Self-identify as African American or black

3. Youth between the ages of 12-15 years old

4. Adults must be the biological parent or legal guardian of the participating child

5. Youth and parents must live in the housing development at least 50% of the time

6. Adults must have a child who also is participating in the study

7. Children must have a parent or legal guardian who also is participating in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

1) None

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Parent/Child Perceptions of School, Recreational, + Transportation Environments among African American youth in Public Housing

Outcome Time Frame:

2 Years; Qualitative + Quantitative Data from In-depth Interviews and Focus Groups

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Lorna H McNeill, PHD, MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2008-0610

NCT ID:

NCT00823498

Start Date:

January 2009

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cancer
  • Cancer Prevention
  • African American
  • African American Parents
  • African American Youth
  • Public Housing
  • Physical Activity
  • Focus Groups
  • Housing Developments
  • Houston Public Housing
  • Photovoice Project
  • Prevention

Name

Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030