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


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  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-004033
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-004033

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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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 us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

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

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Contact information:

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



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