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Purpose

This randomized clinical trial studies how well social-media intervention works in reducing indoor tanning in high-risk indoor tanners. Social-media intervention delivered via Facebook may help to promote healthy behaviors, positive body image, and to understand young women's perception of a social media campaign.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 25 Years
Eligible Genders
Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Criteria


Inclusion Criteria:

- High-risk indoor tanner (defined as using an indoor tanning bed at least 10 times in
the previous 12 months)

- Daily use of Facebook

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Prevention
Masking
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
Group I (focusing on indoor tanning and healthy body image)
Participants periodically read the content on the study-specific secret Facebook group related to living a healthy lifestyle including avoiding indoor tanning and excessive ultraviolet exposure, managing stress, healthy eating, promoting physically active lifestyles, and promoting a healthy body image, and participate in the group by providing reactions, commenting on the posts, or by sharing study relevant information within the group for 8 weeks.
  • Other: Media Intervention
    Participate in Facebook group focusing on avoiding indoor tanning and promoting healthy body image
  • Other: Survey Administration
    Ancillary studies
Active Comparator
Group II (focusing on other health topics)
Participants participate in secret Facebook groups that utilize content from the intervention content library related to other health topics of interest (e.g., physical activity, healthy eating, alcohol misuse prevention, stress reduction, sleep) for 8 weeks.
  • Other: Media Intervention
    Participate in Facebook group focusing on other health topics
  • Other: Survey Administration
    Ancillary studies

Recruiting Locations

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
Contact:
Sharon Manne, PhD
732-235-6759
mannesl@cinj.rutgers.edu

More Details

NCT ID
NCT03441321
Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
University of Kentucky

Detailed Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To conduct a randomized control trial to examine the efficacy of the intervention versus (vs.) a Facebook-delivered control group on reducing indoor tanning behavior among high-risk indoor tanners.

OUTLINE: Participants are randomized to 1 of 2 groups.

GROUP I: Participants periodically read the content on the study-specific secret Facebook group related to living a healthy lifestyle including avoiding indoor tanning and excessive ultraviolet exposure, managing stress, healthy eating, promoting physically active lifestyles, and promoting a healthy body image, and participate in the group by providing reactions, commenting on the posts, or by sharing study relevant information within the group for 8 weeks.

GROUP II: Participants participate in secret Facebook groups that utilize content from the intervention content library related to other health topics of interest (e.g., physical activity, healthy eating, alcohol misuse prevention, stress reduction, sleep) for 8 weeks.

After completion of study, patients are followed up at 3, 6, and 18 months.

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