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Exploring Folk Health Practices in Latinos With Chronic Medical Conditions

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2010 by Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00224237
First received: September 20, 2005
Last updated: November 4, 2010
Last verified: November 2010
  Purpose

This study will explore how culture influences the use of folk healing practices and medical services in Latinos with chronic medical conditions.


Condition
Diabetes
Hypertension
Asthma
Heart Disease
Stroke
Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Exploring Folk Health Practices in Latinos With Chronic Medical Conditions

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Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2007
Groups/Cohorts
A
Participants will be self-identified, adult Latino men and women from the community setting. The sample will comprise of a convenience sample from community-based organizations, including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American, South American, or other Spanish-speaking culture.

Detailed Description:

Sociocultural aspects of using ethnomedical health practices in a community-based Latino population will be described using both qualitative and quantitative survey methods. This study will rely heavily on its descriptive section, which will use in-depth, open-ended questions in a semi-structured personal interview format following qualitative research principles. It will also use closed-ended questions in a short survey format to begin to explore some variables that may be associated with using traditional healing practices. These variables include level of acculturation, degree of family social support, degree of adherence to standard medical regimens, perceived health status, presence of depressive symptoms, and severity of co-illnesses. These variables will be examined using common, validated scales.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Participants will be self-identified, adult Latino men and women from the community setting. The sample will comprise of a convenience sample from community-based organizations, including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American, South American, or other Spanish-speaking culture.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Participants will be self-identified, adult men and women from the community setting. The sample comprise a convenience sample, including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American, South American, or other Spanish speaking culture.

  1. Latino men and women over the age of 18
  2. Those self-identifying as having at least one chronic medical condition including:diabetes, hypertension, asthma, history of heart disease or stroke or musculoskeletal disease (arthritis).
  3. Those reporting use of complementary or alternative therapies, including ethnomedical healing practices or practitioners.
  4. Those who speak English or Spanish.

Exclusion Criteria:

Individuals who refuse to participate.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00224237

Locations
United States, New York
The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Duarte, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Mary E. Charlson, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00224237     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0505007876
Study First Received: September 20, 2005
Last Updated: November 4, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:
Latino patients
Health practices
Culture influences

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 27, 2014