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The Safe Teen Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Identifier:
First received: September 25, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2006
History: No changes posted

The study examines (1)the incidence of preventive health services provided by family physicians to adolescent patients, and (2)barriers and facilitators of prevention discussions between family physicians and their adolescent patients.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Allocation: Random Sample
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The SAFE TEEN Study: Family Physicians' Reports of Facilitators of and Barriers to Preventive Care for Adolescents.

Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2005
Detailed Description:

This study used a card study design to allow volunteer physicians to record research data in the context of providing clinical care. The method was brief, simple, and convenient for busy practicing clinicians.

Volunteer resident physicians and faculty carried data collection checklists in their pockets and completed one for every adolescent patient seen during a randomly selected two week period. Physicians attempted to collect data on ten consecutive encounters with teen patients aged 11-21 years. The checklist documented patient characteristics (age, gender and ethnicity), reason for visit, parent presence, and types of prevention issues discussed during the visit. Patient and visit information was collected to assess its influence on physician prevention discussions. Finally, the checklist asked open-ended questions related to barriers to and facilitators to teen prevention discussions.

The study involved five clinical sites comprising approximately 140 faculty and resident family physicians. The investigators sought 10-15 volunteer physicians from each site (60-90 physicians), and asked them to complete data checklists on 10 consecutive adolescent patients (600-900 visits). After a training session, each site randomly selected data collection periods.

Physicians provided usual care for adolescent patients and recorded on the checklists any prevention discussions during the visit.


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Family Medicine Residency physicians and faculty in six residency programs in Texas

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Physicians not in the residency programs
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00380510

United States, Texas
Christus Memorial Hospital Spohn Family Medicine Residency Program
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, 78405
Valley Baptist Family Medicine Program
Harlingen, Texas, United States, 78550
McAllen Family Medicine Residency Program
McAllen, Texas, United States, 78503
Department of Family and Community Medicine UTHSCSA
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Family Medicine Residency Program, Christus Santa Rosa Hospital
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78207
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Principal Investigator: Sandra K Burge, Ph.D. University of TexasHealth Science Center at San Antonio
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00380510     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HP000016-02
Study First Received: September 25, 2006
Last Updated: September 25, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:
Family Physicians
Preventive Care
Health Behavior processed this record on November 27, 2014