Influence of Medication Taste on Pediatric Prescribers' Prescribing Habits
The purpose of this study is to see if a medication taste test influences the prescribing habits of pediatric prescribers at Mayo Clinic.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Influence of Medication Palatability on Prescribing Habits of Pediatric Prescribers|
- Taste scores on the visual analog scale [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in taste scores at 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Medication taste scores on the visual analog scale before and after a medication tasting will be measured.
|Study Start Date:||November 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Taste Test||
Drug: Taste Test
Before the taste test each participant will fill out an informed consent form and an enrollment survey. Each participant will receive 0.5 mL of each study medication in the taste test. During the taste test each medication in a class will be labeled with a color name so as to prevent any bias from preconceived taste perception. They will record their perception of the medications taste on a visual analog scale (VAS). An anaphlyaxis kit will be on hand in case of emergencies. Between samples participants will cleanse their palate with a saltine cracker and 30 mL of water. 5 different classes of medications will be tested.
Medications to be sampled and the corresponding dose of the test dose are:
|United States, Minnesota|
|Mayo Clinic in Rochester|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Principal Investigator:||Bernard Lee, PharmD, RPh||Mayo Clinic|
|Principal Investigator:||Ole J Olson, Pharm.D., BCPS||Mayo Clinic|
|Study Director:||Michelle J LoTurco, Pharm.D.||Mayo Clinic|