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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01591213
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 3, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date May 1, 2012
First Posted Date May 3, 2012
Last Update Posted Date January 13, 2015
Study Start Date November 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date March 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: May 2, 2012)
Rate of compliance [ Time Frame: 1 week (at end of three teaching modules) ]
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.
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01591213 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program: The Feasibility of Teacher Delivery (Pilot Study)
Official Title St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program: The Feasibility of Teacher Delivery (Pilot Study)
Brief Summary

-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.

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.
Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population Fourth grade students enrolled in Memphis-area schools.
Condition Healthy
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Healthy Volunteers
Fourth grade students enrolled in Memphis-area schools.
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Actual Enrollment
 (submitted: January 12, 2015)
426
Original Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: May 2, 2012)
1400
Actual Study Completion Date March 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date March 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility 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
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 8 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Yes
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT01591213
Other Study ID Numbers XPD12-040 SJCECP2
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Study Sponsor St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Katherine Ayers, MS St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
PRS Account St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Verification Date January 2015