Validation of a Dehydration Scoring System (VDSS)

This study has been completed.
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Phoenix Children's Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 1, 2009
Last updated: September 2, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
This is a study to evaluate the validity, reliability, and clinical usefulness of a new dehydration scoring system (DSS).

Condition Intervention
Other: weight
Other: weight and dehydration score

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validation of a Dehydration Scoring System

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Further study details as provided by Phoenix Children's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in weight compared to dehydration score. [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 102
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Dehydrated children
children with dehydration
Other: weight
weight and dehydration scores
Other: weight and dehydration score
weight and dehydration score
Other Name: weight and dehydration

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month to 15 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Dehydrated children

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1 mo - 15 yo children with DEHYDRATION from vomiting, diarrhea, or poor oral intake from presumed gastroenteritis
  • Previously healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Preexisting cardiac, renal, or gastrointestinal disease
  • diabetes
  • failure to thrive
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00931177

United States, Arizona
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Mark Hostetler, MD Phoenix Children's Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mark A Hostetler, MD, MPH - Principal Investigator, Phoenix Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT00931177     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VDSS
Study First Received: July 1, 2009
Last Updated: September 2, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Diseases
Pathologic Processes
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