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Quantifying and Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Fever

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01287143
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : February 1, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 6, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Brief Summary:

Background:

- Fever is a common symptom of illness, but it can involve many signs (a signal that something is not right in the body that can be seen by others, such as vomiting) and symptoms (a signal that something is not right in the body that are felt only by the person, such as pain) that may differ depending on the type of illness involved. Researchers are interested in studying individuals who have a fever to examine how often these signs and symptoms are experienced by patients.

Objectives:

- To identify and evaluate the signs and symptoms of fever and examine their frequency in individuals who have fever.

Eligibility:

- Individuals at least 8 years of age who are admitted to the NIH Clinical Center and have a fever (body temperature of at least 38 degrees Celsius/100.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

Design:

  • Participants will be screened upon admission to the NIH Clinical Center.
  • Researchers will review the Clinical Center admission records.
  • Participants will complete a 15- to 20-minute survey with questions about how they are feeling and what symptoms they have experienced before, during and after an episode of fever.

Condition or disease
Fever

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 99 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Beyond Intuition: Quantifying and Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Fever
Study Start Date : January 13, 2011
Study Completion Date : August 9, 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Fever
U.S. FDA Resources




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptoms of fever [ Time Frame: Throughout in patient admission ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA PHASE I:

Adult and pediatric medical-surgical patients hospitalized in the Clinical Center, NIH admitted to 3NE (oncology/ transplant), 3NW (surgical oncology) and 1NW (pediatrics).

Oriented to person, time and place at time of interview

Active fever (body temperature greater than or equal to 38.0 Celsius), treated or untreated, within the last 12 hours.

Willingness to participate in a short interview (15-20 minutes) about their symptoms

Understands and speaks English

Age 8 years and older

INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR STUDY OF FEBRILE ASSESSMENT TOOL:

Adult (18 years of age or greater) medical-surgical patients hospitalized at the Clinical Center and admitted to 3NW.

Oriented to person, time and place at time of admission

Willingness to be asked about their symptoms of fever during vital signs assessment

Understands and speaks English

INCLUSION CRITERIA PHASE II:

Inpatients admitted to the Clinical Center

Age 8 years and older


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01287143


Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nancy Ames, R.N. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)