St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program: The Feasibility of Teacher Delivery (Pilot Study)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2014 by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01591213
First received: May 1, 2012
Last updated: July 7, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

-The St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program was created in 2006 as part of the outreach mandate of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The curriculum is designed to teach schoolchildren about cancer and dispel common misconceptions, inform students about healthy lifestyle choices that can translate to reduced cancer risk in adulthood, and to inspire an interest in science and scientific careers. In the 2010-2011 school year, researchers examined the impact of the program in regard to knowledge.

It has always been clear that St. Jude personnel are limited to visiting a small number of schools in person each year so in 2011, a teacher's kit to the education program was created. The kit includes all the lesson plans needed to complete the program without the presence of St. Jude staff members. As a result, researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital want to test the feasibility of the intervention by schoolteachers, and how this mechanism of delivery will affect student knowledge, attitudes, and health behaviors associated with cancer and healthy living.


Condition
Healthy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program: The Feasibility of Teacher Delivery (Pilot Study)

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Further study details as provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of compliance [ Time Frame: 1 week (at end of three teaching modules) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Delivery of the educational curriculum by classroom teachers will be demonstrated to be a feasible method of delivering the St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program. The program will be determined to be feasible if 80% of the schools that agree to participate complete the delivery of the program. A complete delivery will be defined as all grade consenting teachers delivering 2/3 of the educational content in each of the three modules.


Estimated Enrollment: 1400
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Healthy Volunteers
Fourth grade students enrolled in Memphis-area schools.

Detailed Description:

Teachers who agree to participate will use the teacher's kit developed by the St. Jude International Outreach Program to deliver the St. Jude Cancer Education for Children curriculum to 4th grade students over the course of 1 week. Pre and post survey data will be collected from students to measure knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, perceptions of vulnerability, intentions, and behaviors associated with cancer and healthy living. Rates of compliance and feedback about the curriculum will be collected from teachers via curriculum checklist, survey, and interviews.

Primary Objective:

  • To determine if it is feasible for classroom teachers to implement the St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program.

Secondary/Exploratory Objectives:

  • To determine factors that may contribute to the program's feasibility such as school and teacher characteristics.
  • To measure the impact of the intervention on student knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, perceptions of vulnerability, intentions, and self-reported health behaviors.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 11 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Fourth grade students enrolled in Memphis-area schools.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Located in the United States or United States territories
  • District & school provide permission
  • 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student with cognitive capacity to complete questionnaires (as determined by the teacher)
  • Assents to study participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Located outside of the United States or United States territories
  • Student does not assent to participation
  • Student without cognitive capacity to complete questionnaires (as determined by the teacher)
  • Parent or guardian refuses consent
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01591213

Contacts
Contact: Yuri Quintana, PhD 866-278-5833 info@stjude.org

Locations
United States, Tennessee
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Recruiting
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105
Contact: Yuri Quintana, PhD    866-278-5833    info@stjude.org   
Principal Investigator: Yuri Quintana, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yuri Quintana, PhD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01591213     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: XPD12-040 SJCECP2
Study First Received: May 1, 2012
Last Updated: July 7, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
Cancer education
Prevention education
Volunteers

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014