The Influence of Medical Clowns on the Performance of Pulmonary Function Tests Among Preschooler Children (clowns)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02708225|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2016 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 15, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 15, 2016
Medical clowns are known to assist in relaxing children and allowing better cooperation during performance of medical procedures.
The ability of medical clowns to improve the motivation of children to perform active tasks was never examined to date.
The investigators would like to examine the influence of the clowns' presence on the performance of pulmonary function test.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Asthma Pneumonia||Behavioral: medical clown||Not Applicable|
The investigators would like to evaluate the performance of pulmonary function tests among preschool children aged 3-6 years.
Overall 200 children will participate.
The children will perform pulmonary function test without a clown present.
About an hour later half of them will perform the exam again with a medical clown assistance and the second half will repeat the examination without a clown present the differences between the performance will be evaluated.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||The Influence of Medical Clowns on the Performance of Pulmonary Function Tests Among Preschooler Children|
|Study Start Date :||March 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 2016|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2017|
Experimental: interventional - with a medical clown
will perform pulmonary function test without the presence of a clown and an hour later will re-do the test with a medical clown present
Behavioral: medical clown
a medical clown will assist the child during the performance of pulmonary function test
No Intervention: non interventional
will perform pulmonary function test without the presence of a clown and an hour later will re-do the test without a medical clown present
- length of experium (seconds) [ Time Frame: through study completion; estimate 1 year ]length of experium (seconds)
- FEV1 (%predicted) [ Time Frame: through study completion; estimate 1 year ]forced experiom volume within 1 second (% predicted)
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|Contact: Iris Dhan, sc||972546620184||IRIS2204@GMAIL.COm|
|Principal Investigator:||vers NIR, MD||Hillel Yaffe Medical Center|