Telephone Follow-up From an Intensive Care Nursery

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Thomas Jefferson University
Information provided by:
Christiana Care Health Services
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00604240
First received: January 17, 2008
Last updated: January 26, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
  Purpose

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.


Condition
Information Retention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Telephone Follow-up From an Intensive Care Nursery: What do Parents Actually Remember?

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Further study details as provided by Christiana Care Health Services:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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 ]

Enrollment: 175
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
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.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Parents/caregivers of infants who are hospitalized in the NICU

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parents/caregivers of infants who have spent one week or longer in the NICU at Christiana Hospital or Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parents / caregivers of infants who have spent less than one week in the NICU at Christiana Hospital or Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00604240

Locations
United States, Delaware
Christiana Hospital
Newark, Delaware, United States, 19711
United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Christiana Care Health Services
Thomas Jefferson University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Constance Andrejko, DO Christiana Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Constance Andrejko, DO, Christiana Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00604240     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 27164
Study First Received: January 17, 2008
Last Updated: January 26, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Christiana Care Health Services:
NICU
caregivers
discharge instructions

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 23, 2014