Scoring Method for Describing the Position of a Tracheostomy Tube
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||LUNAR Study - Develop and Validate a Bedside Scoring Method for Describing the Position and Orientation of a Tracheostomy Tube Tip When Viewed Endoscopically From a Standardised Position|
- Determine the scoring system with the best inter-rater agreement as defined by weighted kappa and intra-class correlation coefficients. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Determine the scoring system with the best inter-rater agreement as defined by weighted kappa and intra-class correlation coefficients.
|Study Start Date:||July 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Aims & Outcomes
- Develop an appropriate bedside scoring method for describing the position and orientation of a tracheostomy tube tip when viewed endoscopically from a standardised position
- Correlate the endoscopic views of the tracheostomy tube with the trans-laryngeal views.
- Is it possible to predict the trans-laryngeal view from the endoscopic view.
- Does the position of a tracheostomy tube tip change when the patient is repositioned following percutaneous tracheostomy (when viewed endoscopically)
- Equipment training: Compare the number of supervised endoscopies required to consistently achieve the required standardised view
- Determine the scoring system with the best inter-rater agreement as defined by weighted kappa and intra-class correlation coefficients.
- Assess correlation between the best scoring system (chosen by above) with the translaryngeal view
- Tertiary aim - Assessment of training: Determine the number of attempts required to obtain adequate standardised views. This will be a manikin based assessment to demonstrate competence in performing the endoscopies for the study before any procedures are undertaken on patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01356719
|University Hospital of South Manchester|
|Manchester, United Kingdom, M23 9LT|
|Principal Investigator:||Brendan A McGrath, MB ChB||University Hospital of South Manchester|