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Satisfaction Survey for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients Comparing Rooms With and Without Assistive Technology

This study has been terminated.
(The study was discontinued due to low enrollment. A survey has been implemented in place of a formal study.)
MDA/ALS Center of Hope
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Drexel University ( Drexel University College of Medicine ) Identifier:
First received: July 14, 2008
Last updated: March 1, 2013
Last verified: March 2013

The purpose of this study is :

  1. To assess the ALS patient's satisfaction related to a hospital stay on the neurology floor of Hahnemann Hospital.
  2. To compare the reported satisfaction of those individuals who stayed in a standard hospital room with those who stayed in Room 1455. Room 1455 is a room specifically set up with assistive technology related to environmental controls for individuals with disabilities.
  3. To look at frequency of use of the various pieces of adaptive equipment.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Neurodegenerative Disease
Motor Neuron Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Satisfaction Survey for ALS Patients Comparing Rooms With and Without Assistive Technology

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Drexel University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: Period of Hospital Stay ]
    Survey administered asks patients to rate their satisfaction with their hospital stay from Very Dissatisfied to Very Satisfied. Specific questions included satisfaction with hospital staff, quality of care, and comfort and accessibility of their room.

Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Subjects having either definite or probable ALS by El Escorial Criteria.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
In-patients from the neurology floor of Hahnemann Hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • In-patients with probable or definite ALS, ages 18 - 90, staying on the neurology floor of Hahnemann Hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • In-patients who do not meet the criteria of the diagnosis of ALS.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00718107

United States, Pennsylvania
MDA/ALS Center of Hope
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Drexel University College of Medicine
MDA/ALS Center of Hope
  More Information

Responsible Party: Drexel University College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00718107     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Internal-15894
Study First Received: July 14, 2008
Last Updated: March 1, 2013

Keywords provided by Drexel University:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Neurodegenerative Disease
Motor Neuron Disease
Autonomic Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Movement Disorders
Quality of Life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Motor Neuron Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
TDP-43 Proteinopathies
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017