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St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program: The Feasibility of Teacher Delivery (Pilot Study)


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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.

Primary Objective:

- To determine if it is feasible for classroom teachers to implement the St. Jude Cancer
Education for Children Program.

Secondary/Exploratory Objectives:

- 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.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Located in the Greater Memphis Area (Shelby and surrounding counties)

- District & school provide permission

- 4th grade student with cognitive capacity to complete questionnaires (as determined
by the teacher)

- Assents to study participation

Exclusion Criteria:

- Not located in the Greater Memphis Area (Shelby and surrounding counties)

- Student does not assent to participation

- Student without cognitive capacity to complete questionnaires (as determined by the
teacher)

- Parent or guardian refuses consent

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Rate of compliance

Outcome Description:

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.

Outcome Time Frame:

1 week (at end of three teaching modules)

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Yuri Quintana, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

XPD12-040 SJCECP2

NCT ID:

NCT01591213

Start Date:

May 2012

Completion Date:

July 2015

Related Keywords:

  • Healthy
  • Cancer education
  • Prevention education
  • Volunteers

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Location

St. Jude Children's Research HospitalMemphis, Tennessee  38105-2794