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" Patients Attitude Towards Physicians and Health Screening Issues Among First Generation Asian-Indian Immigrants to United States".

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00378430
Recruitment Status : Terminated (poor response to questionnaire)
First Posted : September 20, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2013
Information provided by:
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:

Aim - To better understand expectations and attitudes of first generation immigrants from India to USA.

Background - The is large difference in healthcare system as practiced in India and in USA. Most people who have lived in India for certain period of their life have basic understanding of health-care system in India. In general it is the physician who makes choices for patients there , also the concept of health screening is less prevalent. After immigrating to USA these immigrants are exposed to new healthcare system. We donot have any data showing their attitudes to some specific questions and physician preference in general. We also have significant concentration of these ethnic group in the central valley.

With this questionnaire study we hope to get better understanding of their beliefs and expectations. We have tried to keep the questions simple and straightforward.

Condition or disease
Health Screening

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : September 2006
Primary Completion Date : April 2007
Study Completion Date : April 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • First generation immigrants from India to USA
  • Currently living in USA
  • Planning to live in USA and utilize local healthcare facilities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18
  • People born in USA

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United States, California
UCSF , Fresno
Fresno, California, United States, 93702
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Study Director: Harminder Longia, MD University of California, San Francisco

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00378430     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200654
First Posted: September 20, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013