A Study to Assess the Needs of the Somali American Community for Tobacco Use Intervention


About this study

The goal of this pilot study is to better understand the health of the Somali community in the greater Phoenix area. Healthcare access and clinical service utilization will also be assessed in order to inform future reduction and cessations studies. Social networks will be examined in relation to accessing information about health and tobacco use. Long term objectives related to this study are the development of community-based interventions for tobacco use prevention, reduction, and cessation tailored to reduce disparities related tobacco use among the Somali community.

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:

  • We anticipate recruiting participants to the study through the community partner site, Somali American United Council of Arizona and Somali businesses.

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

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Bolni Nagalo, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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