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Institution: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Project Description: The project had two main goals:
A sample with a 10 percent subsample will use individual interviewing, review of audiotapes of the initial study visit with the patient's primary care provider, and qualitative data analysis techniques to probe patients' thoughts and feelings during the visit.
Career Goals: Dr. Crouch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor. He received his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine and did his residency in Family Practice at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was then a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar at the University of Missouri, Columbia where he earned his MSPH. Dr. Crouch then obtained a certificate in Family Therapy from the Menninger Foundation in Prairie Village, KS. His research clinical interests include cholesterol and heart disease prevention, patient education for chronic illness, and medical ethics.
Progress to Date: This K award was completed in 2006. Unanticipated recruitment problems severely limited participation in the study. Results suggest that statin therapy informed choice may raise initial apprehension about statin side effects in two patient types:
Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:
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