Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health and Eating Study
The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is supporting the development of the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health and Eating (FLASHE) Study, formerly known as FASST, a survey designed to assess correlates of obesogenic and cancer preventive behaviors (mainly diet, activity, and sedentary behaviors), as well as 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 and 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 FLASHE survey domains, as well as to help identify potential research gaps. Based on NCCOR’s input, the survey instrument was developed by the FLASHE Study team, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevenetion (CDC). The NCCOR members’ survey was managed and distributed by the NCCOR Coordinating Center.
Surveying NCCOR members:
- Strengthened the scientific content of FLASHE by pooling input from the NCCOR community
- Enhanced the potential of FLASHE 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