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Discount Generic Prescription Utilization in Low-income Populations

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Poverty, Low-Income Population

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Trial Information

Discount Generic Prescription Utilization in Low-income Populations

If you agree to take part in this study, you will take part in a focus group. The focus
group will consist of about 8 people who will discuss beliefs about generic medication,
awareness of discount generic prescription programs, and use of the discount generic
prescription program. The focus group will last about 90 minutes.

During the focus group, you will complete a form that asks for basic demographic information
(such as your age and sex).

The focus group discussions will be taped, and the recorded tapes will be transcribed
word-for-word. The taped recording of the focus group study will be stored in a safe and
secured locker by the study chair. The taped recordings will be destroyed after 5 years.

Length of Study:

Your participation on this study will end once you complete the focus group.

This is an investigational study.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age 18 and older

- Low-income (less than $30,000/year)

- Ability to speak English

- Ability to read and write in English

- Chronic health condition requiring prescription medication or family member with
chronic health condition requiring prescription medication.

Exclusion Criteria:

- None

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Number of low-income adults who are aware of discount generic prescription programs (Survey)

Outcome Time Frame:

12 Months (estimated survey completion time 20 minutes)

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Lovell A. Jones, PHD, BS, MA

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

August 2009

Completion Date:

May 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Poverty
  • Low-Income Population
  • Low-income populations
  • Chronic health condition
  • Prescription medication
  • Prescription drugs
  • Discount generic prescription programs
  • Survey
  • Awareness
  • Focus Group
  • Houston



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