A Study of The Effect of an Educational Video on Patient’s Anxiety and Knowledge for Patients who Speak Arabic, Spanish, or Somali and Receive General Anesthesia for Noncardiac Surgery


About this study

The aim of this study is to evaluate the extent the addition of video education may help narrow the communication gap that exists between patients and providers when the patient has limited English language proficiency.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Arabic, Spanish and Somali speaking patients who request interpreter services, undergoing noncardiac procedures and receiving general anesthesia or general anesthesia with regional anesthesia at St. Marys Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester. 

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient age < 18
  • Significant visual and auditory impairment
  • Somali, Spanish, Arabic speaking patients who does not request interpreter
  • Heart surgery
  • Craniotomy

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mary Marienau, APRN, CRNA, Ph.D., M.S., R.N.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Mary Marienau APRN, CRNA, Ph.D., M.S., R.N.

(507) 284-4506


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