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Summary

for people ages 40 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:

Description

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.

Official Title

Social and Cultural Influences on Cardiovascular Disease Risk in South Asians

Details

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.

Keywords

Atherosclerosis Cardiovascular Disease Social network South Asians Cardiovascular Diseases

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 40 years and up

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

You CAN'T join if...

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

Locations

  • University of California at San Francisco accepting new patients
    San Francisco, California, 94115, United States
  • Northwestern University accepting new patients
    Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Northwestern University
Links
This is the link for the main MASALA study with information regarding the MASALA social network study
ID
NCT02268513
Lead Scientist
Study Type
Observational
Last Updated
January 13, 2017
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