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Determinants of Multiple Health Risk Behaviors Among Latinos

18 Years
65 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Cancer, Risk Factors in Latinos

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Trial Information

Determinants of Multiple Health Risk Behaviors Among Latinos

Study Participation:

If you are eligible and choose to take part in this study, you will visit the clinic 2

At the first visit (this is the same visit where you complete the in-person screening test):

- You will have your height, weight, and waistline measured.

- You will be given a smart phone to take home with you. You will answer questions on
the smart phone up to 5 times a day for 7 days. The phone will beep at random times (4
times per day) and set times (in the evening) to prompt you to answer questions about
what you are doing and your current thoughts and feelings. These questions should take
about 5-7 minutes to complete each time.

- You will be given an accelerometer (a movement meter). The accelerometer is a small
device worn on your hip that measures the amount of physical activity you do. You will
wear the accelerometer for 7 days in a row.

- You will receive training on how to use the smart phone and the accelerometer.

At the second visit, you will return the smart phone and the accelerometer.

At both study visits, you will be asked to complete questionnaires that ask about your
feelings, moods, and behaviors. You will complete 36 questionnaires at the first visit (a
total of 474 questions) and 25 questionnaires at the second visit (a total of 278
questions). These questionnaires should take about 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

Throughout the study, you will be contacted by mail, email, or telephone for reminders of
clinic visits. You will be reminded before each clinic visit. You will be asked to provide
the names and contact information for family and/or friends should the study staff have
trouble reaching you.

Length of Study:

You will be considered off study when you complete the second visit.

This is an investigational study.

Up to 225 participants will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Self-identify as Latino in ethnicity

2. Are between the ages of 18-65, inclusive

3. Possess a valid home address and functioning telephone number

4. Possess marginal to adequate health literacy in English (as indicated by a score of
at least 45 on the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine) and Spanish (as
indicated by a score of at least 38 on the Short Assessment of Health Literacy for
Spanish Adults).

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Used an illicit substance in the past 30 days

2. Another household member enrolled in the study

3. Pregnant or breastfeeding

4. Participated in a smoking cessation program in the last 90 days

5. Uses nicotine replacement products

6. Uses other tobacco products besides cigarettes

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Determinants of Cancer Risk Behaviors in Latinos

Outcome Description:

Outcomes assessed through daily diary ecological momentary assessment (EMA) data and coded as yes (engaged in activity) or no (did not engage in activity). EMA assessments done over 7 contiguous days in a questionnaire computer-administered self-interview format.

Outcome Time Frame:

7 days

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Larkin L. Strong, PHD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

January 2012

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cancer
  • Risk Factors in Latinos
  • Cancer
  • Risk factors
  • Latinos
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanics
  • Latino resident
  • Houston metropolitan area
  • Spanish speaking
  • Cancer risk behaviors
  • Questionnaires
  • Surveys
  • Accelerometer



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