Indicating Direction and Angle for Cannulating of AV-fistula in Hemodialysis Patients
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01536548|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 22, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 13, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Kidney Disease Kidney Failure||Procedure: Skin drawing Procedure: No skin drawing||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||83 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Indicating Direction and Angle for Button-hole Cannulating of AV-fistula in Hemodialysis Patients - a Randomized Controlled Study|
|Study Start Date :||March 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2012|
|Experimental: Skin drawing||
Procedure: Skin drawing
Mark direction and angle for cannulation with a pencil on the skin
|Active Comparator: No skin drawing||
Procedure: No skin drawing
Standard practice; i.e. no marks on skin to help find correct direction and angle for introducing needles
- Percentage of successful cannulations [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]A successful cannulation is defined as being able to insert a blunt needle in both canals at the first attempt.
- Difficulty of cannulation [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]Nurse and patients describe on a Verbal Rating Scale (1-6) how difficult the cannulation was experienced. All dialysis sessions are scored.
- Fear of cannulation [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]Patients describe on a Verbal Rating Scale (0-10) how strongly they fear the cannulation. Assessed once a week.
- Pain at cannulation [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]Patients describe on a VAS scale (0-10) how painful the cannulation was experienced. Assessed once a week.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01536548
|Vestre Viken Sykehus|
|St Olavs Hospital|
|St Olavs Hospital|
|Study Director:||Stein Hallan, PhD MD||Norwegian University of Science and Technology|