Tweens to Teens Project at Penn State (T2T@PSU)
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The goal of this study is to help investigators to understand more about the development of characteristics related to being male or female (what is called gender development). The investigators will study girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) aged 10 to 13 to learn more about the girls' interests and activities, thoughts and feeling about being female, and family relationships. This will help investigators to understand the ways in which gender development is shaped by hormones and family relationships.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||"Gender Development in Early Adolescence: Prenatal Hormones and Family Socialization"|
Samples of saliva will be collected from participants with CAH for genetic testing (specific mutations of CYP21 gene) and to obtain hormone levels.
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Girls with 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD) congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) ages 10-13
Girls answer questions about activities and interests, school, feelings about being a girl, stage of physical development, and family relationships during a home interview , provide saliva samples, and participate in phone interviews to answer questions about daily activities .
Parent, guardian, or significant caretaker of girls with CAH
Parents complete questionnaires about their daughter's activities, interests, and behaviors, educational goals, family demographics and relationships, grades, diagnosis and treatment of her CAH, their own activities, interests, and thoughts and feelings about being male or female. Parents answer questions during phone interviews about their daughters daily activities.
Interviewers will visit girls in their home when it is convenient for the family. Girls will answer questions about the things they do and are interested in, how they think and feel, and complete some cognitive tasks. Girls will also provide saliva so we can examine their hormones and determine the CAH gene mutation they have. Parents will also be asked to complete questionnaires about their own activities and interests and about their daughter's behavior.
Shortly after the home visit, interviewers will telephone girls and their parents on several days and ask what the girls did during the day.
|Contact: Tweens to Teens Project @ Penn State||814-933-6438||T2TProject@psu.edu|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|The Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Psychology - Tweens to Teens Project||Recruiting|
|University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 16802|
|Contact: Sheri A Berenbaum, PhD 814-865-6140 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Kristina Bryk, MSW 814-933-6438 T2TProject@psu.edu|
|Principal Investigator:||Sheri A Berenbaum, PhD||The Pennsylvania State University|