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Cognitive Testing of the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) Survey

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Cognitive Testing, Interview, Survey

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Trial Information

Cognitive Testing of the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) Survey

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
(DCCPS), Behavioral Research Program (BRP) proposes conducting formative research as an
integral part of the development of a new data collection instrument, the Family Life,
Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) survey. Specifically, NCI proposes conducting
cognitive testing with the objective of identifying potential sources of measurement or
response errors within the questionnaires. Many of the questions are new questions that have
not been previously tested, or previously-used questions that have never been used with a
teenage population.

Inclusion Criteria


The DCCPS contractor, Westat, will be conducting the study. Participants for the cognitive
interviews will be recruited from the general population, and will include dyads of a
parent or caregiver, and his/her teenage child between the ages of 11 and 18. Neither the
contractor who will be coordinating the research (Westat) or NCI employees will be
eligible to participate in the cognitive interviews. Westat will recruit respondents using
a variety of methods including use of Westat's current database of potential participants
and advertising on CraigsList in the local DC area under the Jobs postings within the
subheading Et Cetera. Westat's digital media team will reach out to 100 local DC area
(including lower Pennsylvania) publishers such as mommy and papi bloggers, health
websites, giveaway publishers, and Facebook and Twitter users.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Time Perspective: Retrospective

Principal Investigator

Linda C Nebeling

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)


United States: Federal Government

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2012

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cognitive Testing
  • Interview
  • Survey
  • Cognitive Testing
  • Survey
  • Interview



National Cancer Institute (NCI), 9000 Rockville PikeBethesda, Maryland  20892
Westat, Inc.Rockville, Maryland  20850