FASST Survey

Psychosocial, intergenerational, and environmental correlates of Food, Activity, Sleep, Sun-Safety, and Tobacco Behaviors

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is supporting the development of the Food, Activity, Sleep, Sun-Safety, and Tobacco Behaviors (FASST) Survey, a tool designed to assess correlates of obesogenic and cancer preventive behaviors (mainly diet, activity, and sedentary behaviors) and other behaviors (e.g., sleep, sun-safety, tobacco) among parent-adolescent dyads.

The objectives of the study are to:

  • Examine the direct and indirect associations between neighborhood/community environments, home, psychosocial, intrapersonal factors, and other behaviors (e.g., sleep, sun-safety, tobacco) on obesogenic behaviors
  • Examine the role of relationships in the home (e.g. parent-adolescent) on obesogenic behaviors

NCCOR members were surveyed to gather input on the conceptualization and identification of FASST Survey domains, as well as to help identify potential research gaps. The survey instrument was developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) FASST Survey team, and managed and distributed by the Coordinating Center.

Surveying NCCOR members :

  • Strengthed the scientific content of FASST by pooling input from the NCCOR community.
  • Enhanced the potential of FASST to collect useful data addressing research gaps not currently captured in national data that will help answer key obesity research questions and inform the development of interventions.
  • Offered NCCOR members and other potential research stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback and learn about how to vote/contribute survey items.

The data from the FASST Survey is currently being complied and analyzed. The results from the survey will be shared with NCCOR members when this process is complete.