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Health Habits and Cancer Risk Among a US Migrant Sri Lankan Population and a Comparison With Siblings Living in Sri Lanka


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Acculturation

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Health Habits and Cancer Risk Among a US Migrant Sri Lankan Population and a Comparison With Siblings Living in Sri Lanka


A health survey among Sinhala adults living in Houston comparing the health and health
habits between the Sri Lankans living in Houston and their close relatives living in Sri
Lanka.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Sri Lankan Sinhalese adults (18 years of age or older) living in the greater Houston
area but born in Sri Lanka

2. Siblings or the first cousins of the study participants living in Sri Lanka of same
sex and of an age plus or minus 10 years

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Sri Lankan Sinhalese born in the US

2. Sri Lankan Sinhalese under 18 years of age

3. Participation in a M. D. Anderson sponsored focus group or survey regarding health
within the past 6 months

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Ecologic or Community, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Determine how acculturation to US has influenced health and cancer risk (prevalence of cancer related non-communicable diseases, distribution of risk factors, early cancer detection method utilization) among Sri Lankan Sinhalese in greater Houston area.

Outcome Time Frame:

3 Years

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Lovell A. Jones, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2006-1047

NCT ID:

NCT00476580

Start Date:

April 2007

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Acculturation
  • Sri Lankan Sinhalese
  • Epidemiology
  • Cancer Risk
  • US Migrant
  • Questionnaire
  • Survey
  • Acculturation
  • Health and Cancer Risks
  • Health Habits

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Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030