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Study of the Effect of Four Methods of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instruction on Psychosocial Response of Parents With Infants at Risk of Sudden Death

This study has been completed.
University of California, Los Angeles
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Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) Identifier:
First received: February 24, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: February 2001

OBJECTIVES: I. Describe the psychosocial response of parents and caretakers who learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques for infants at high risk for respiratory or cardiac arrest.

II. Compare the effect of 4 methods of CPR instruction on psychosocial response.

III. Evaluate a psychological intervention based on social support theory designed to offset the potential adverse psychological outcomes of CPR instruction.

IV. Evaluate a self-paced CPR learning module using the principles of adult learning theory.

V. Document the level of CPR knowledge and skill retention over time. VI. Document the frequency of CPR and its outcome following a witnessed respiratory or cardiac arrest.

Condition Intervention
Pulmonary Hypertension Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Respiratory Distress Syndrome Behavioral: CPR instruction

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training

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Further study details as provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: September 1991
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 1997
Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Parents of high-risk infants are randomly assigned to 1 of 4 groups; groups are alternated at each site and the sequence of groups at each site is randomly assigned.

The first group receives a 90-minute, 1-person cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and obstructed airways management instruction.

The second group receives the same instruction plus a 1-hour social support discussion. Ongoing support is provided with weekly phone calls to assess caretaker status and answer questions regarding the infant's health.

The third group learns CPR using a self-paced multimedia learning module. The control group receives the standard CPR instruction at hospital discharge. Participants are followed at 2 weeks, then at 3 and 6 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Population Characteristics-- Parent or caretaker with infant at risk for sudden death, i.e.: Birth weight less than 2500 g Abnormal pneumogram Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Respiratory distress syndrome Primary pulmonary hypertension Congenital cardiac abnormality Home oxygen requirement Asphyxia or hypoxia Apnea of infancy Documented episode of apnea or bradycardia Sibling of sudden infant death syndrome victim Substance-abusing mother Literate in Spanish or English No history of mental illness No contraindication to cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction, e.g., arthritis or orthopedic injury No cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction within 2 years

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004805

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
University of California, Los Angeles
Study Chair: Kathleen Dracup University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11973
Study First Received: February 24, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
bronchopulmonary dysplasia
cardiovascular and respiratory diseases
disease-related problem/condition
educational needs
hypertensive disorder
neonatal disorders
primary pulmonary hypertension
rare disease
respiratory distress syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury
Lung Injury processed this record on August 18, 2017