PACE-CALL: A Weight Control Intervention for Survivors of Childhood Leukemia
This is a two year study to develop a predominantly web-based behavioral assessment and
intervention program (PACE-CALL) that will provide individual assessment and tailoring of a
behavioral intervention for adolescent children Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) survivors
and their families. In addition, we are conducting formative research to adapt the
abovementioned program to children and adolescents aged 7 - 18 who survived any cancer.
Focus Groups: Web-Based & Text Message Intervention Feedback
Two focus groups will be conducted with adolescent cancer survivors and their families, to
assess the usability and acceptability of the web-based intervention, focus groups will be
conducted. The two focus groups will last 2 hours with 6-8 people in each group: one focus
group with youth & adolescents (age 7 - 18 who are representative of the target population
to determine the appropriateness of the web-based intervention one focus group with the
parents of the children in the focus group mentioned above (it will occur at the same time).
All focus groups will begin with an overview of the study and description of the web-based
intervention components. Focus group participants will see sample web pages and may be asked
to provide feedback on some or all of the following:
Youth, Adolescent or Parent:
- How does the web-based and text message based intervention address issues faced by
children who have survived cancer?
- What do you like about the web-based intervention? What do you not like about the
web-based intervention? What would you change about the web-based intervention?
- What do you like about the text messages? What do you not like about the text messages?
- Would you want to join a program like this? Why or why not?
- If you were to be in this program, how often would you log on to the web-based
intervention? How often would you want to receive text messages?
- What are some of the barriers to joining a program like this?
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Acceptability and Usability of a Web & Text Message Based Intervention through Qualitative Feedback from Focus Groups
The primary outcome is to develop a web and text message based weight loss intervention that will provide individual assessment and tailoring of a behavioral intervention for ALL survivors. In order to test the acceptaibility and usability of the website and text message program, focus groups will be conducted with cancer survivors to provide feedback on the program.
2-hour focus group
Kevin Patrick, MD, MS
United States: Institutional Review Board
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