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Multimedia Based Information to Parents in a Pediatric Acute Ward: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01659879
First Posted: August 8, 2012
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2017
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Collaborator:
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  Purpose
The aim of this study is to determine whether multimedia based health information presented in a pediatric acute ward to parents of children with breathing difficulties due to lower respiratory tract infections, is more effective than verbal information to reduce the parent's anxiety and to increase satisfaction with nursing care and health information.

Condition Intervention
Health Communication Behavioral: Multimedia information Behavioral: verbal information

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Multimedia Based Information to Parents in a Pediatric Acute Ward: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • parental anxiety [ Time Frame: at discharge from the acute ward. An average stay in the acute ward is about 5 hours. ]
    evaluated with the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) (translated to Norwegian)


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • parental satisfaction with nursing care [ Time Frame: at discharge from the acute ward. An average stay in the acute ward is about 5 hours. ]
    evaluated with the Consumer Emergency Care Satisfaction Scale (CECSS)

  • Parental satisfaction with the health information given in the acute ward. [ Time Frame: 1-2 weeks after discharge from the hospital. An average stay in the acute ward is about 5 hours, and an average stay in the children's department is 2 days. ]
    Evaluated with a structured telephone interview 1-2 weeks after hospital discharge, performed by the main researcher.


Enrollment: 101
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: multimedia information
Health information concerning the child's diagnosis, treatment and recovery time after evaluation by the pediatrician, using a 15 minutes long standardized health information package with multimedia elements from the Norwegian website www.syktbarn.no (English version: www.childhealthguide.com)
Behavioral: Multimedia information
Active Comparator: verbal information
Verbal health information by a nurse in the acute ward concerning the child's diagnosis, treatment and recovery time, after the evaluation by the pediatrician
Behavioral: verbal information

Detailed Description:
The intervention website www.syktbarn.no is an open Norwegian online resource for parents of small children, and the site contains videos, audio clips, animations, illustrations, pictures and text materials regarding children's illnesses and normal development. In addition, the parents can use an interactive symptom checker that will help them to decide what to do and when to seek medical advice when their child is sick. The uniqueness of the website is the authentic video clips of sick children with common childhood symptoms like breathing difficulties, signs of dehydration, rash, cough and fever.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • parents of 0-15 years old children with breathing difficulties caused by LRTI (bronchiolitis, laryngitis or pneumonia) or asthma exacerbation
  • ability to communicate and read Norwegian

Exclusion Criteria:

  • parents of children with chronic diseases who have direct access to the acute ward, children with oxygen saturation less than 90 %, or other very sick children who need urgent treatment
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01659879


Locations
Norway
Department of Pediatrics, St. Olav's University Hospital
Trondheim, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Jon Skranes, MD, PhD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Principal Investigator: Henrik Døllner, MD, PhD St. Olavs Hospital
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