Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Congratulations to SOL participants!
The Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos (HCHS /SOL) has reached the end of its recruitment phase with over 16,000 participants, nationally. Here in Chicago, Northwestern University completed its quota of 4,000 participants. Congratulations!
The SOL study will provide information about the health status and disease burden of Hispanics/ Latinos, their nutritional practices and the role of acculturation on lifestyle and health. Surely, these findings will help to the Latino community and future generations in the planning and development of health programs as well as the delivery of quality medical care.
Now, the study continues with annual follow-up interviews that will be conducted throughout the study to determine health outcomes. Finally, study participants are encouraged to continue their participation and to maintain contact with the study staff.