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The Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study

The FLASHE study was conducted from April to October of 2014 with a demographically representative U.S. sample of parents and their adolescents recruited from an already existing group of respondents of a panel research organization.1-3 Each parent and adolescent completed two Internet-based surveys. A parent (mother or father) and an adolescent were sampled from each household. Parents went through a screening process, and information on all the children in the household was collected via a full household roster with one eligible adolescent being randomly selected.1-3 Eligible adolescents were between the ages of 12 and 17 and lived in the parent’s household at least 50 percent of the time.1-3 The FLASHE study design, implementation procedures, and methods are outlined in detail elsewhere.1-3

  1. Nebeling, L. C., Dwyer, L., Oh, A., & Hennessy, E. (2017). The Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health and Eating Study: A public use data resource for individual and dyadic analyses of cancer preventive behaviors.
  2. Nebeling LC, Hennessy E, Oh AY, Dwyer LA, Patrick H, Blanck HM, Perna FM, Ferrer RA, Yaroch AL. The FLASHE study: survey development, dyadic perspectives, and participant characteristics. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017 Jun 1;52(6):839-48.
  3. Oh AY, Davis T, Dwyer LA, Hennessy E, Li T, Yaroch AL, Nebeling LC. Recruitment, enrollment, and response of parent–adolescent dyads in the FLASHE study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017 Jun 1;52(6):849-55.




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