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Psychometric Study of Outcomes Instruments

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00253292
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Unable to recruit necessary sample size)
First Posted : November 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2011
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November 11, 2005
November 15, 2005
July 28, 2011
January 1997
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Psychometric Study of Outcomes Instruments
Psychometric Study of Outcomes Instruments
The purpose of this study is to develop a standardized, practical self-administered questionnaire to monitor young adult burn patients and to evaluate the effectiveness of burn management treatments with regard to improved function, physical appearance and other relevant outcomes.
Identifying young adult burned patients at risk for poor outcomes remains an underpublished field of study. The first step to identifying these patients is to review their responses to this burn specific young adult measure, that attempts to quantify aspects of quality of life. We are validating this questionnaire by now collecting information from non burned community based subjects and by having burned patients complete the questionnaire at 4 timepoints. Once we have recruited sufficient subjects we will finalize our testing of this questionnaire and publish the validity and reliability of the instrument. Our questionnaires will help us answer the question of how burn people differ from non burned person's reported quality of life. This will complete our array of burn specific outcomes questionnaires from infancy through young adulthood.
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Patients admitted to the MGH burn unit for a burn injury between the ages of 19-30 years.
  • Burns
  • Trauma
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December 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • All burn injured young adults with or without grafting
  • All burned on or after their 17th birthday
  • Between the ages of 19-30
  • English speaking
  • Present for inpatient or outpatient treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

Non-burned skin conditions

  • Non-English speaking
  • Patients less than 19 years of age
  • Patients over 30 years of age
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
19 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Ronald Tompkins, MD, Sc.D.-PI, Shriners Hospitals for Children
Massachusetts General Hospital
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Principal Investigator: Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD MGH, Shriners Burn Hospital - Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital
July 2011