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Doctor-Patient Communication in Spanish

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00187785
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2006
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September 14, 2005
September 16, 2005
January 18, 2006
September 2005
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retention of medical information
Same as current
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patient satisfaction
Same as current
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Doctor-Patient Communication in Spanish
Doctor-Patient Communication in Spanish
Does use of a translator or use of less than perfect Spanish diminish provider-patient communication compared to a native speaker.
Spanish speaking drop-in patients will be consented then randomized to receive care by a native Spanish speaker, an English speaker using a translator, or an English speaker with intermediate Spanish skills using Spanish. After the visit, the researcher will enquire about patient satisfaction, when the next appointment is, whether medication has been changed, and what instructions their provider gave them. Each provider will do a similar questionnaire. A blinded researcher will score a concordance of plans between provider and patient to see if there is a significant difference in retained information between the groups.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
Behavioral: Spanish speaker level
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Spanish speaker

Exclusion Criteria:

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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University of California, San Francisco
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Principal Investigator: Roger B Mortimer, MD Department of Family Practice
University of California, San Francisco
August 2005

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