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Behaviors of Children Ages 15 Months to Five Years Around Microwave Ovens

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01112124
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 28, 2010
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the typical behavior of children ages 15 months to five years around a microwave oven. The UCH Burn and Complex Wound Center has observed scald burn injuries in young children operating and/or removing hot liquids from microwave ovens. The knowledge we hope to gain is the developmental age that a child is able to open and/or operate a microwave oven safely. This work may influence future microwave oven design to protect young children from microwave-related scald burn injuries. These injuries have resulted in visits to the emergency room, stays in the hospital and debridement and skin grafting procedures in the operating room.

Condition or disease
Scald Burn Injuries

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Behaviors of Children Ages 15 Months to Five Years Around Microwave Ovens
Study Start Date : September 2007
Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Study Completion Date : April 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Burns
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Groups and Cohorts

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Months to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Typically developing children ages 15 months to 5 years born full term

Inclusion Criteria:

  • a microwave oven in the child's home environment,
  • age appropriate development,
  • intact visual acuity, and
  • English speaking.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • developmental delay,
  • non-English speaking.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01112124

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Lawrence J Gottlieb, MD University of Chicago
More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01112124     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14594B
First Posted: April 28, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries