St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program: The Feasibility of Teacher Delivery (Pilot Study)
Teachers who agree to participate will use the teacher's kit developed by the St. Jude
International Outreach Program to deliver the St. Jude Cancer Education for Children
curriculum to 4th grade students over the course of 1 week. Pre and post survey data will be
collected from students to measure knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, perceptions of
vulnerability, intentions, and behaviors associated with cancer and healthy living. Rates of
compliance and feedback about the curriculum will be collected from teachers via curriculum
checklist, survey, and interviews.
- To determine if it is feasible for classroom teachers to implement the St. Jude Cancer
Education for Children Program.
- To determine factors that may contribute to the program's feasibility such as school
and teacher characteristics.
- To measure the impact of the intervention on student knowledge, beliefs, attitudes,
perceptions of vulnerability, intentions, and self-reported health behaviors.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Rate of compliance
Delivery of the educational curriculum by classroom teachers will be demonstrated to be a feasible method of delivering the St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program. The program will be determined to be feasible if 80% of the schools that agree to participate complete the delivery of the program. A complete delivery will be defined as all grade consenting teachers delivering 2/3 of the educational content in each of the three modules.
1 week (at end of three teaching modules)
Yuri Quintana, PhD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
United States: Institutional Review Board
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