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Kid Cards: Teaching Kids About Medicines

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00127543
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Not completed)
First Posted : August 8, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 5, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Brief Summary:

This study is being done to see if education about medicines directed toward children will improve their knowledge. The investigators also want to know if this knowledge lasts over time. Right now there are few medication instructional cards that are appropriate for children. Most of the medication cards provide information for adults. Some studies have shown that by teaching children directly, the children may take medicine at the right time for the right reason, have fewer side effects and know more about their medicine.

The purpose of this research study is to see if education about medication helps children learn more about their medicine and if this knowledge lasts.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hemophilia Sickle Cell Disease Neoplasms Blood Coagulation Disorders Behavioral: Medication Education for Children Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

In 2004, then Surgeon General Carmona stated that a health literate individual is more apt to know the answer, when asked how to keep themselves well (AHRQ, 2004). There is a burgeoning movement among medical professionals to address health literacy. Teaching health information to children will empower them to actively participate in their current care and provide self-management skills that will assist them to keep themselves well throughout their lives. Currently, few medication administration instructional cards exist that are appropriate for children. Providing medication information that the child might understand may result in better administration compliance, fewer adverse effects and develop an individual that is knowledgeable regarding medications and appropriate administration. The purpose if this research is to develop medication administration cards, appropriate for children, which provide information on the most commonly used drugs among the Hematology/Oncology population.

The overall objective of this research is to develop medication informational cards for medications frequently used within the Hematology/Oncology pediatric population, and evaluate the effectiveness of these cards, by means of a pre- and post-test.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Kid Cards: Teaching Kids About Medicines
Study Start Date : August 2005
Study Completion Date : April 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Develop medication cards appropriate for children
  2. Develop a post-test to determine the effectiveness
  3. Obtain data to support teaching children about medication

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assess the clinical implications of this research

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between the ages of 7 - 11 years
  • Currently receiving disease management primarily coordinated through the Hematology/Oncology section
  • Receiving a medication identified as a variable for this study
  • Are able to assent and have a parent/guardian who is willing to consent to study participation
  • Suffer no apparent developmental difficulty that would prevent or make study participation difficult

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals who cannot read or write English
  • Individuals who are known to be non-compliant with medication routine and/or adhering to follow-up visits.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00127543

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United States, Missouri
Childrens Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
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Principal Investigator: Heather E Curry, RN, MSN Childrens Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
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Responsible Party: Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City Identifier: NCT00127543    
Other Study ID Numbers: 05 06-089E
First Posted: August 8, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 5, 2021
Last Verified: December 2020
Keywords provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:
Medication Education
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hemostatic Disorders
Anemia, Sickle Cell
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases