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In most parts of the world people like to participate in population
surveys because they like to help kindhearted doctors. Moreover it enables
them to get an idea about the disease condition and the current trends in
the management of them. Most Asians do not like to have knowledge on
molecular level of a particular disease .But they always respect good
doctors who would like to spend at least 5 minutes with the patient and
the family members discussing the disease and future plans.
Their willingness may have led to the observation that consenters
have more morbity than those who do not participate. At the same time a normal
healthy and busy person is more likely to say no to the investigator who
asks about headache.