Show Me to Help Me
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01311596|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 9, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2014
This cohort observation, randomized controlled trial is intended to provide data that icons and non-verbal communication improve communication and cooperation with children with Autism/communication delay and aid in the transition to an unfamiliar environment. It would lay the foundation for future studies and practices of using icons and pictures for the whole office visit to enhance communication between the patient and physician/nurse/medical staff and cooperation of the patient.
- Use icons during triage/check in process to decrease time and increase patient compliance. Compare typical children to those with Autism/communication delay.
- Use icons during blood draw to improve communication with patients, to help with patient understanding, and increase patient cooperation and decrease noise and length of procedure.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||83 participants|
|Official Title:||Show Me to Help Me|
|Study Start Date :||February 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2011|
Clinic - Children who are established patients, 4-18 years old, and presented to the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center for a follow-up office visit during the first 2 weeks of the study period
Lab -Patients 4-18 years old with a documented diagnosis who were seen in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center and were given a prescription for lab work during the first 2 weeks of the study period
Clinic - Children who are established patients, 4-18 years old, and presented to the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center for a follow-up office visit during the last 2 weeks of the study period
Lab - Patients 4-18 years old with a documented diagnosis who were seen in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center and were given a prescription for lab work during the last 2 weeks of the study period
Clinic- patients first shown picture icons of the steps of taking vital signs Lab - patients first shown picture icons of the steps of a blood draw procedure
Other Name: Picture Exchange communication system (PECS)
- Icons improve understanding, transition and cooperation of the child with Autism/communication delay as measured by improved times for the obtainment of vital signs [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
- Icons improve understanding and cooperation of the child with Autism/communication delay as measured by improved times of lab draws, success of lab draws, and decreased noise level [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01311596
|United States, Ohio|
|Akron Children's Hospital|
|Akron, Ohio, United States, 44308|