Telephone Follow-up From an Intensive Care Nursery
The first few weeks after leaving the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be a difficult transition time for caregivers of a previously hospitalized infant. To help ease this stressful period, doctors and nurses give caregivers a large amount of information prior to their infant leaving the NCIU. How much caregivers remember about medications, follow-up appointments, and general well-child care has not been studied. Caregivers who choose to participate will receive a phone call 2-7 days after discharge where they will be asked questions pertaining to the information that was discussed with them at the time of discharge. The purpose of the study is to determine how much information caregivers retain after leaving the NICU.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Telephone Follow-up From an Intensive Care Nursery: What do Parents Actually Remember?|
- Amount of information that parents / caregivers are able to retain [ Time Frame: Within one week after the infant is discharged from the NICU ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Parents / caregivers of any infant who has a length of stay of at least 1 week in the NICU at Christiana Hospital or Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
|United States, Delaware|
|Newark, Delaware, United States, 19711|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Thomas Jefferson University Hospital|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107|
|Principal Investigator:||Constance Andrejko, DO||Christiana Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital|