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Behavioral Support Before Anesthesia (STØB)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01515683
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 24, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 6, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marianne K. Thygesen, Odense University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Studies shows that reduced nervousness before anaesthesia may improve a course past anaesthesia. Therefore it is interesting to investigate how we can best help patients shortly before anaesthesia. A RCT with three intervention arms (with different personal support) and a control arm (with usual personal support) is therefore performed.

Hypothesis: Nervousness is reduced by the new interventions compared to the usual help provided.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nervousness Life Experiences Behavioral: Only support from an anaesthetic nurse on the surgery ward Behavioral: Support: a theatre nurse + an anaesthetic nurse Behavioral: Support: a nurse from the ward + an anaesthetic nurse Behavioral: Optional relative supports Phase 2

Detailed Description:

All patients receive behavioral support the last half hour before anaesthesia, but at different times and provided by persons with different connection to the patients.

The last two patients in all arms will be interviewed about their experiences with the help offered.

Statistic will provide results in the quantitative part of the study and analysis and interpretation following ideas of the French philosopher Poul Ricoeur will provide results in the qualitative part of the study.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 350 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Behavioral Support to Cancer Patients Before Anesthesia
Study Start Date : December 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anesthesia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: An anaesthetic nurse Behavioral: Only support from an anaesthetic nurse on the surgery ward
Additional staff are only present if required by law.
Other Name: Nursing care from an anaesthetic nurse

Active Comparator: Theatre nurse + An anaesthetic nurse
Support from theatre nurse and an anaesthetic nurse
Behavioral: Support: a theatre nurse + an anaesthetic nurse
Theatre nurse stay with the patient, follow her to the operating table and stays with her until she is anaesthetized
Other Name: Care from a theatre nurse

Experimental: A nurse from ward + an anaesthesic nurse
Support from a nurse from the ward and an anaesthetic nurse
Behavioral: Support: a nurse from the ward + an anaesthetic nurse
A nurse from the ward follows the patient to the operating table and stays with her until she is anaesthetized.
Other Name: Nursing care from a ward nurse

Experimental: Optional relative + an anaesthetic nurse
Support from an optional relative and an anaesthetic nurse
Behavioral: Optional relative supports
Optional relative follows the patient to the operating table and stays with her until she is anaesthetized
Other Name: Care from an optional relative




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in nervousness at the operating table [ Time Frame: Baseline and when the patient is on the operating table, on average 1½ days ]
    VAS score shown by patients and written down by the anesthetic nurse correcte to one decimal place.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satisfaction with help from healthcare professionals [ Time Frame: A questionnaire at discharge, an expected average of three days ]
    A validated questionnaire is filed out by patients. The questionnaire have six items measuring satisfaction with help from healthcare professionals provided at the hospital.

  2. Healthcare professional time spent [ Time Frame: The last half an hour before anaesthesia ]
    Healthcare professional time spent on interventions: Healthcare professional time used with patient and relative half an hour before anaesthesia byond what is required by law



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All Danish-speaking expected gynaecological cancer patients, who are offered open surgery at Odense University Hospital, who can speak for themselves and have the opportunity to have close relative to follow before anaesthesia and who accept participation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Senility

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Locations
Denmark
Gynækologisk obstetrisk afdeling D, Odense Universitetshospital
Odense, Fyn, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Ole Mogensen, Professor Southern University of Denmark

Responsible Party: Marianne K. Thygesen, Development Nurse - Researcher, Odense University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01515683     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AA
First Posted: January 24, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 6, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by Marianne K. Thygesen, Odense University Hospital:
Nervousness before anesthesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs