The Impact of African American Women's Hair Care Practices and Hair Attitudes on Exercise Habits

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Amy McMichael, Wake Forest University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00691782
First received: June 2, 2008
Last updated: January 2, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to better understand African American women's hair and hair styling practices and how these practices affect attitudes and viewpoints regarding exercise.


Condition Intervention
Hair and Scalp Health
Other: Survey of exercise practices

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Impact of African American Women's Hair Care Practices and Hair Attitudes on Exercise Habits

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Further study details as provided by Wake Forest School of Medicine:

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: September 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
1
African American females between the ages of 21 and 60
Other: Survey of exercise practices
detailed questionnaire regarding the subject's race, income level; type(s), frequency, intensity, and amount of exercise; attitudes about exercise; hair style; hair care practices; attitudes about hair; hair and scalp health; and attitudes about exercise with regards to hair

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

African American females between the ages of 21 and 60.These subjects will be recruited from Wake Forest University Health Sciences Dermatology clinic and our Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved advertising.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female between 21 and 60 years old.
  • African, Afro-Caribbean, or African American decent.
  • Able and willing to follow study procedures and successfully complete hair and exercise questionnaire/survey.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to read or understand hair and exercise questionnaire/survey.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00691782

Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Amy McMichael, MD Wake Forest School of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Amy McMichael, Professor of Dermatology, Wake Forest University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00691782     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00003923
Study First Received: June 2, 2008
Last Updated: January 2, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Wake Forest School of Medicine:
African American females between the ages of 21 and 60

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 19, 2014