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Post-Hospitalization Nursing Effectiveness (PHONE) Study

This study has been completed.
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Wake Forest University Health Sciences Identifier:
First received: April 11, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2006
History: No changes posted
Based on success with telephone follow up for other groups of medically fragile infants, we designed an innovative model of post-hospital comprehensive and coordinated follow-up for infants with chronic lung disease. In this model, which we refer to as community-based follow-up, medical management was coordinated by a nurse specialist, through frequent telephone contacts with the infants’ primary caregiver. This model of follow up care was compared, in a randomized trial, with the more traditional model - multidisciplinary medical center-based care. We hypothesized that community-based care would lead to health and developmental outcomes similar to those observed with center-based care.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Prematurity Procedure: Care coordination by telephone contacts with a nurse Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Comparison of Two Models of Post-NICU Care for Preterm Infants With Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease

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Further study details as provided by Wake Forest University Health Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bayley Scales of Infant Development-Second Edition

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Growth through one year of age
  • Rehospitalizations in the first year of life
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavioral Scales

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: May 1996
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2000
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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 483 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infants were eligible if they were born before 33 weeks gestational age, required supplemental oxygen at 36 weeks gestational age, and were discharged home after neonatal intensive care.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Neonates who had major congenital anomalies and/ or had tracheostomy tubes were excluded. Also excluded were families in which the mother did not speak English, because the intervention depended on verbal communication with the nurse specialist, and families who lived more than 150 miles from our clinic because such families typically are referred to regional neonatal center closer to their home.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00314431

United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest University
Principal Investigator: Thomas M O'Shea, MD, MPH Wake Forest University Health Sciences
  More Information Identifier: NCT00314431     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BG99547
R01HS007928 ( U.S. AHRQ Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: April 11, 2006
Last Updated: April 11, 2006

Keywords provided by Wake Forest University Health Sciences:
neonatal chronic lung disease
bronchopulmonary dysplasia
telephone follow up
care coordination
children with special health care needs

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury
Lung Injury
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Newborn, Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017