Qualitative and Quantitative Study Which Aims to Determine the Specifics of the Announcement for the Diagnosis of Patients With Craniosynostosis and Their Parents to Better Support Them in Their Care (AmAc)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02287805|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2016
The purposes of this study are:
- to better understand the experience of the announcement for the diagnostic of craniosynostosis to patients and their families to improve the understanding of it and it modes of appropriation
- to compare the announcement process concerning "simple" and "complex" forms.
- to identify the intra-family issues at the announcement of a genetic mutation.
- to reconstruct the care course of patients by analyzing the time of the announcement and the post-operative period.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Craniosynostosis||Other: qualitative survey Other: quantitative survey|
The supported hypothesis is that the diagnosis of craniosynostosis disturbs the initial family pattern. The different forms of the disease will have different repercussions on intra-family relationships.
The quality of the announcement done by the doctor influences the way how the subjects (parents and patients themselves) appropriate and incorporate it at short, medium and long term.
This research will contribute to the knowledge of this rare disease by different scientific communities: social sciences, medicine and neuropsychology. The originality of this research lies in interdisciplinary teams involved and the cross looks between professional and associative fields.
To better understand the impact of congenital malformations and specifically those related to craniosynostosis, the experiences of children and their families at short, medium and long term, the research will take place in the center of reference "Dysostoses craniofacial", Pediatric Neurosurgery Service at the Necker Hospital in Paris.
Prior to fieldwork, a thorough literature search will be conducted on issues related to our subject: the announcement, psychological, identity, family and social impacts, as well as the specifics of the disease and its manifestations.
The fieldwork will be included in a longitudinal approach which will be located at the intersection of quantitative and qualitative methods.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||574 participants|
|Official Title:||Craniosynostosis: How to Improve the Diagnosis and Assist Patients and Their Families?|
|Study Start Date :||October 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2016|
quantitative survey 1
parents of 300 patients with craniosynostosis diagnostic
Other: quantitative survey
Other: qualitative survey
quantitative survey 2
Other: quantitative survey
- measure by questionnaire the conditions and experiences of the announcement concerning craniosynostosis (simple or complex) [ Time Frame: 5 months ]Analysis of the questionnaires will permit us to learn more about the conditions and experiences of the announcement concerning different profiles families whose experience has been received differently depending on the type of craniosynostosis (simple or complex), the medical history or sociodemographic characteristics.
- measure by interview the conditions and experiences of the announcement concerning craniosynostosis (simple or complex) interview [ Time Frame: 16 months ]In a longitudinal perspective, we will develop interview guides. For conducting interviews, we will use the life story method. The interest of the life story is that it provides a method to study the modes of appropriation of the announcement and the way in which subjects incorporate it into their life history.
- measure by an other questionnaire the conditions and experiences of the announcement concerning craniosynostosis (simple or complex) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]From the results of all the interviews (from qualitative survey) and the analysis of questionnaires from the quantitative survey 1, we will develop questionnaires for themes and issues that have emerged from those analyses (accompanying the announcement of genetic mutation in the family, aesthetics, education ...). It will then develop targeted questionnaires, based on the analysis of interviews and questionnaires from the quantitative survey. The goal will be a deepening of themes.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02287805
|Centre de référence des dysostoses craniofaciales, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades|
|Paris, France, 75015|
|Study Chair:||Séverine Colinet, PhD||Cergy University|