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Where Culture Meets Genetics: Exploring Latinas Causal Attributions of Breast and Colon Cancer and Models of Disease Inheritance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02767986
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 11, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) )

Brief Summary:

Background:

Culture can affect the way a person thinks about illness. This can affect how they seek help for illness. It can also affect how they choose a treatment and follow it. This can lead to health disparities among certain groups of people. Breast and colon cancers are the most common cancers for Latinos. Even though they get these cancers at lower rates than other population groups, Latinos are more likely to be diagnosed with these cancers at advanced stages. Researchers want to study what Latina women immigrants believe causes breast and colon cancer and other factors they think play a role in disease. This understanding could lead to better interactions between Latinos and their doctors.

Objective:

To learn more about what Latina immigrants believe causes breast and colon cancer and other factors they think play a role in disease.

Eligibility:

Women ages 18 and older who:

Were born in Latin America

Speak Spanish

Have never had breast, ovarian, or colon cancer

Design:

Participants will be interviewed in person or over the phone. This will take up to an hour. The interview will be recorded. Participants will answer questions about:

Their family s cancer history

What they think causes breast and colon cancer

What they think plays a role in disease


Condition or disease
Colon Cancer Breast Cancer

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Where Culture Meets Genetics: Exploring Latinas' Causal Attributions of Breast and Colon Cancer and Mental Models of Disease Inheritance
Study Start Date : May 10, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2, 2017

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Group/Cohort
Spanish-speaking Latinas
Women who speak Spanish as their primary language



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. casual attributions of breast cancer [ Time Frame: baseline ]
    participants' free lists of breast cancer causes

  2. causal attributions of breast cancer [ Time Frame: baseline ]
    participants' free lists of colon cancer causes

  3. mental modes of inheritance [ Time Frame: baseline ]
    qualitative descriptions of women's understanding/thoughts about inheritance



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women who speak spanish as their primary language; living in the metropolitan Baltimore/Washington, DC region
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:
  • Are a woman, 18 years of age or older
  • Have immigrated to the United States from Latin America
  • Speak Spanish
  • Are able to meet in-person in the metro Washington, DC area

Puedes reunir los requisitos si:

  • Eres mujer y tienes 18 a(SqrRoot) os de edad o m(SqrRoot)(Degree)s
  • Has emigrado a los Estados Unidos desde Latinoam(SqrRoot)(Copyright)rica
  • Hablas el espa(SqrRoot) ol con fluidez
  • Puedes asistir en persona en la zona metropolitana de Washington, DC

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

-NIH medical and research staff


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02767986


Locations
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United States, Maryland
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Lori Erby, Ph.D. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

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Responsible Party: National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02767986     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 999916106
16-HG-N106
First Posted: May 11, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2019
Last Verified: January 4, 2019
Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) ):
Health Disparities
Mental Models
Hispanic
Health Belief Model
Cultural Consensus Theory
Cancer Genetics
Qualitative
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases