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Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Social Network Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02268513
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 20, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Namratha Kandula, Northwestern University

Brief Summary:
It has been argued that social relationships are important to health and well-being. This study will investigate links between social networks and cardiovascular disease risk factors in South Asians, the second fastest growing ethnic group in the US and one with disparate rates of coronary heart disease. Identifying and understanding the links between social networks and cardiovascular disease is key to the development and testing of family- and community-level prevention interventions for minorities.

Condition or disease
Atherosclerosis

Detailed Description:
This study will use mixed-methods to investigate links between social networks and cardiovascular disease risk factors in South Asians, the second fastest growing ethnic group in the US and one with disparate rates of coronary heart disease. Identifying and understanding the links between social networks and cardiovascular disease is key to the development and testing of family- and community-level prevention interventions for minorities.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 775 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Social and Cultural Influences on Cardiovascular Disease Risk in South Asians
Actual Study Start Date : September 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Atherosclerosis

Group/Cohort
MASALA study

Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study participants will be invited to participate in this ancillary study.

Objective of MASALA study:

The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study is investigating the prevalence, correlates, and outcomes associated with subclinical CVD in a population-based sample of South Asian men and women age 40-79 years at 2 US clinical field centers.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of MASALA participants with high kin density [ Time Frame: Two years ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Volunteer participants from the the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study cohort.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Participants enrolled in the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study.

Exclusion Criteria:

People not enrolled in the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02268513


Locations
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United States, California
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
United States, Illinois
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Namratha R Kandula, MD,MPH Northwestern University
Additional Information:
Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Namratha Kandula, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02268513    
Other Study ID Numbers: STU00083722
R01HL120725 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 20, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Keywords provided by Namratha Kandula, Northwestern University:
Cardiovascular Disease
Social network
South Asians
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Atherosclerosis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases