Perceptions of Cervical Cancer Among Asian Americans
- To identify and explore the range of beliefs of Vietnamese, Korean, and Filipino men and women, ages 18 to 29 years, residing in the Greater Houston area, about general cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening knowledge, HPV knowledge, and sources of information for this knowledge.
- To identify motivators, barriers, and psychosocial predictors of cervical cancer screening.
- To review proposed cervical cancer and HPV materials in order to develop culturally appropriate and sensitive text, graphics, and design.
- To code focus group responses for analysis about particular beliefs, barriers, motivators, psychosocial predictors regarding cervical cancer screening.
- To prepare a report on the recommendations of the focus groups regarding changes to the proposed cervical cancer and HPV materials.
- To disseminate findings from these focus groups to increase understanding of these communities' perceptions of cervical cancer and HPV among healthcare professionals, researchers, and community members in order to develop programs to address cancer disparities effectively.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Perceptions of Cervical Cancer and Human Papillomavirus Among Asian Americans|
- To learn about the beliefs, practices, and knowledge about cervical cancer among Asian American young adults [ Time Frame: 1 Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To develop materials that will educate Asian Americans about cervical cancer and encourage them to get screened for this disease [ Time Frame: 1 Year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2007|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Focus Group + Questionnaire
Participants that are self identified as Korean, Filipino, or Vietnamese.
Behavioral: Focus Group
Focus groups each lasting about 2 hours.Behavioral: Questionnaire
Questionnaire relating to your health practices and knowledge about cervical cancer and HPV.
Other Name: Survey
If you agree to take part in this study, you will complete a survey about your health practices and knowledge about cervical cancer and HPV. You will also be asked to provide some personal history on yourself such as your age, gender, birthplace, ethnicity, relationship status and educational level. Female participants will be asked to indicate if they have received an HPV test (also called a "Pap" test) within the last 3 years. The survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete and will be filled out on the same day as the focus group.
You will also take part in a discussion group called a "focus group." A trained focus group leader will guide you and 8-10 others through a series of questions. He/she will lead a discussion to hear comments, opinions, and observations on a brochure and poster about cervical cancer and HPV. Groups will be made up of participants of the same gender (that is, all male or all female) and ethnic group (Filipino, Korean, or Vietnamese). Each discussion group will last about 2 hours and may be audiotaped so that the discussion may be transcribed and analyzed. You will only be called by your first name and you are not required to use your real name during the focus group discussion. You will not be identified by the audiotape recordings.
LENGTH OF STUDY:
When the focus group discussion is over, you will be off-study.
This is an investigational study. Up to 60 participants will be enrolled on this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard A. Hajek, PHD, MS, BA||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|