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Evaluating Biobanking Educational Tools

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Evaluating Biobanking Educational Tools

The project addresses gaps in information by developing and validating English and Spanish
language instruments to measure knowledge of and attitudes towards biospecimen donation and
banking, as well as intention to donate biospecimens to a biobank (Part A). Once developed,
the instruments will be used to evaluate biobanking educational priming tools by conducting
two independent RCTs. Wherein English educational materials will be tested with 75
participants recruited from an urban clinic, and Spanish educational materials will be
tested with 75 participant recruited form a rural community health center network. For each
RCT following baseline assessment, participants will be randomized to either: 1) educational
priming tools (DVD and booklet) developed by the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network (TBCCN);
or 2) an NCI-developed brochure entitled "Providing Your Tissue for Research: What You Need
to Know." Seven to 28 days later participants will be given a telephone follow up interview.

English Language RCT

Inclusion Criteria:

- scheduled for an appointment at Lifetime Cancer Screening (LCS)

- able to read and speak English

- able to provide informed consent

Spanish Language RCT

Inclusion Criteria:

- receiving care at a participating clinic from the Suncoast Community Health Centers

- able to read and speak Spanish

- able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- previously diagnosed with cancer

- previously participated in a biobank

- participated in another TBCCN-related study entitled "community perceptions on

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Outcome Measure:

BANKS-Knowledge Scale

Outcome Description:

Administered at baseline and between 7 and 28 days after enrollment. Description: A validated 16-item questionnaire measuring knowledge about biobanking.

Outcome Time Frame:

Average of 28 days

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Clement Gwede, Ph.D., RN

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

October 2012

Completion Date:

August 2015

Related Keywords:

  • Neoplasm
  • Biological specimen banks
  • Health education
  • Tissue banks
  • Health care survey
  • Tissue
  • Neoplasms



H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research InstituteTampa, Florida  33612