This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions adolescent cancer survivors, pediatric cancer survivors
Treatment questionnaire or interview
Sponsor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Start date June 2004
End date June 2018
Trial size 148 participants
Trial identifier NCT00579631, 04-074


The purpose of this study is to examine the health behaviors of young adults who have been treated for cancer, leukemia, or similar illnesses. We will also ask you some questions about your family members' and friends' health behaviors. We plan to use the findings from this study to design new programs to help teenage cancer survivors resist doing things that might harm their health.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective cross-sectional
Questionnaire or Interview
questionnaire or interview
Complete a self-report survey once over the telephone or by mail. The questions are about your health beliefs and behaviors, your current health, and your mood. It should not take longer than 45 minutes to complete. About 15 of these people will participate in an additional, short audiotaped interview about sun protection.

Primary Outcomes

To describe the patterns of cancer-risk behaviors for adolescent cancer survivors as compared to population-based normative data of "healthy" adolescents, and to describe relevant theory-driven covariates for adolescent cancer survivors.
time frame: conclusion of study

Secondary Outcomes

To examine the role and relative utility of sociodemographics, medical characteristics, theory-driven variables in explaining adolescent cancer survivors' health behaviors.
time frame: conclusion of study

Eligibility Criteria

All participants from 14 years up to 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Current age at enrollment between 14 and 19; - A diagnosis of cancer between the ages of 8 and 14; - At least 12 months post-treatment and no evidence of disease (NED) at the time of assessment; - Can be reached by mail or telephone; - Fluent in English; - Parent or legal guardian able to provide informed consent; - Able to provide informed assent. Exclusion Criteria: - Major psychopathology or cognitive impairment likely in the judgment of the investigator to interfere with participation and compliance with the protocol. - Currently receiving therapy for cancer treatment

Additional Information

Official title Health Behaviors in Adolescent Survivors of Cancer or Similar Illnesses
Principal investigator Jennifer Ford, PhD
Description This study proposes to explore cancer-risk behaviors and future behavioral intentions among adolescent cancer survivors (i.e., 14-19 years old) and compare them to their "healthy" peers using population-based normative data. Additionally, it seeks to determine the significant theory-driven covariates related to adolescent survivors' health behaviors, which will aid in the design of future behavioral interventions.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.