Acute Myeloid Leukemia Clinical Trial
High-Intensity Parent Intervention Program in Improving Learning and School Functioning in Latino Children With Acute Leukemia or Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
This randomized clinical trial studies how well a high-intensity intervention parenting program works in improving learning and school functioning in Latino children with acute leukemia or lymphoblastic lymphoma. A high-intensity intervention program may help doctors to see whether training parents or caregivers in specific parenting skills and "pro-learning" behaviors will result in better learning and school outcomes for Latino children with acute leukemia or lymphoblastic lymphoma. It is not yet known if a high-intensity intervention program is more beneficial than a standard of care lower intensity parenting intervention.
I. Determine the effectiveness of an enhanced parenting intervention, high-intensity intervention program (HIP), on pediatric cancer survivors' learning and school health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes up to 12 months post enrollment.
II. Determine the effectiveness of HIP on the "pro-learning" efficacy of parents of pediatric cancer survivors up to 12 months post enrollment.
III. Examine the extent to which the parent's increases in personal efficacy and use of "pro-learning" behaviors correlate with the child's school HRQOL and academic performance.
IV. Obtain preliminary data on the relationships between family stress and the Val66Met polymorphism of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) with neurocognitive and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes in Latino children treated with CNS-directed therapies for cancer.
V. Conduct preliminary analysis on the interaction between family stress and the BDNF Met polymorphism when predicting cognitive and HRQOL outcomes in Latino children treated for cancer.
I. Explore the associations between neurocognitive performance and polymorphisms in candidate genes previously reported to explain cognitive variability in childhood cancer survivors (e.g., the catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met polymorphism and the nitric oxide synthase [NOS3] 894T allele) or involved in the stress response (e.g., the Serotonin transporter rs25531 and the Glucocorticoid receptor rs6190).
OUTLINE: Parents or caregivers are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.
ARM I: Parents or caregivers attend standard of care lower intensity intervention program (LIP) consisting of a meeting to review results of a neurocognitive evaluation and to discuss recommendations for optimal learning and school performance for 1 session.
ARM II: Parents or caregivers attend HIP consisting of individual parental skill training sessions with a bilingual therapist over 60-90 minutes every 2 weeks for a total of 8 sessions.
After study enrollment, patients are followed up for 12 months.
PARENT/CAREGIVER: Adult primary caregiver of children treated for leukemia or lymphoblastic lymphoma (LL) and daily contact with the child
PARENT/CAREGIVER: One or both parents self-identify as Hispanic/Latino and the primary participating parent/caregiver is monolingual or bilingual Spanish speaking
CHILD: Children treated for acute leukemia (e.g. acute lymphoblastic leukemia [ALL], acute myeloid leukemia [AML]), LL, or other types of leukemia (if treated intensively) aged 5-12 years and their parents/caregivers
CHILD: Child has completed cancer treatment and is up to 10 years post-treatment
CHILD: Child understands English and is enrolled in school (but can be bilingual)
History of major psychiatric condition (e.g. psychosis) in parent or child; severe neurodevelopmental disorder in child (e.g. Down's syndrome)
Recent or current participation in educational/behavioral intervention study with similar focus
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There are 3 Locations for this study
Duarte California, 91010, United States
Los Angeles California, 90027, United States
Orange California, 92868, United States
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