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Attitudes and Knowledge of Acne in Mexican Adolescents

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01857960
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2014 by Juan Pablo Castanedo-Cazares, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosí.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Hospital Central "Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto"
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Juan Pablo Castanedo-Cazares, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosí

Brief Summary:

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects almost 100% of the teenagers worldwide. The peak incidence is between 12 and 18 years old, although it can be present in adults. There are many different beliefs about what can cause or exacerbate acne, and also about treatment.

In Mexico, 26.4% of the population is between 15 and 29 years old, which represents that more than 25% of the population is at risk for presenting acne. In our country, the different beliefs about the causes and treatment of acne among general adolescent population have not been explored. The objective of the present study is to determine the possible causes for which young Mexicans do not go to the dermatologist to receive treatment for acne. Our main hypothesis is that the lack of knowledge of the disease is responsible for this behavior.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Acne Behavioral: Survey

Detailed Description:

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects almost 100% of the teenagers worldwide. The peak incidence is between 12 and 18 years old, although it can be present in adults. There are many different beliefs about what factors can cause or exacerbate acne, as well concerning treatments.

In Mexico, 26.4% of the population is between 15 and 29 years old, which represents that more than 25% of the population is at risk for presenting acne. In our country, there are diverse beliefs about the causes and treatment of acne among general adolescent population which have not been explored before. The objective of the present study is to determine possible causes that are involved in the low use of health system with the intention to receive treatment for acne. The investigators' main hypothesis is that the lack of knowledge of the disease is responsible for this behavior.

The investigators are going to explore health, educational, family and economic issues in the search of association by multivariate analysis.


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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Survey About Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Acne in Mexican Adolescents
Study Start Date : May 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2015

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Acne

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Adolescents
Acne survey among Mexican adolescents
Behavioral: Survey
A survey is directly applied to subjects who meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cause for not receiving medical treatment [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    To determine the possible causes for which an adolescent does not look for medical treatment for acne


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Description of knowledge about acne [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    To describe the knowledge that young subjects have regarding the causes of acne

  2. Treatments for acne used by teenagers [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    To describe the most used treatments for acne among teenagers

  3. Professional indicated to treat acne [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]
    To know which professionals (health-care related or not) are considered appropriate by teenagers to treat acne



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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community high schools and colleges.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mexican subjects
  • Age between 12 and 25 years
  • Both genders
  • Sign informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01857960


Contacts
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Contact: Juan P Castanedo-Cazares, MD, MSc 4448342795 castanju@yahoo.com
Contact: Bertha Torres-Alvarez, MD 4448342795 torresmab@yahoo.com.mx

Locations
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Mexico
Hospital Central Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto Recruiting
San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico, 78210
Contact: Juan P Castanedo-Cazares, MD    4448342795    castanju@yahoo.com   
Contact: Bertha Torres-Alvarez, MD    4448342795    torresmab@yahoo.com.mx   
Sub-Investigator: Adriana Ehnis-Perez, MD         
Principal Investigator: Juan P Castanedo-Cazares, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Bertha Torres-Alvarez, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosí
Hospital Central "Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto"
Investigators
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Study Chair: Bertha Torres-Alvarez, MD Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
Study Director: Juan P Castanedo-Cazares, MD Hospital Central "Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto"