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Use of Google Translate to Enhance Patient Pain and Nausea Assessment and Satisfaction After General Anesthesia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05060328
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2021
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2022
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
This study investigates the use of Google Translate "Conversation Mode" translation service to improve communication about pain and nausea with Spanish-speaking patients who are recovering after surgery. The Google Translate "Conversation Mode" translation application is designed to provide translation from one language to another and used to allow the nurse or study doctor to communicate with patients in Spanish by asking pre-prepared questions through an electronic device such as an iPad or iPhone. Google Translate "Conversation Mode" may facilitate assessment of pain and nausea after surgery in Spanish speaking patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Cell Neoplasm Malignant Solid Neoplasm Other: Medical Device Usage and Evaluation Other: Survey Administration

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

I. To determine the feasibility of Google Translate "Conversation Mode" use to assess postoperative surgical pain presence, location and intensity, and nausea presence and intensity in Spanish speaking patients in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To evaluate the length of stay in PACU. II. To assess patient satisfaction with regards to pain/nausea experienced in PACU.

III. To determine nursing satisfaction with regards to the use of Google Translate "Conversation Mode".

OUTLINE:

Patients use Google Translate "Conversation Mode" translation application before and after surgery. Patients also complete survey over 10 minutes.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Use of Google Translate to Enhance Patient Pain and Nausea Assessment and Satisfaction After General Anesthesia: A Pilot Feasibility Study
Actual Study Start Date : June 22, 2021
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 22, 2022
Actual Study Completion Date : March 22, 2022

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Health services research (Google Translate Conversation Mode)
Patients use Google Translate "Conversation Mode" translation application before and after surgery. Patients also complete survey over 10 minutes.
Other: Medical Device Usage and Evaluation
Use Google Translate "Conversation Mode" translation application.

Other: Survey Administration
Complete survey




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ability to respond to the questions when asked using Google Translate [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    The feasibility rate and its 95% confidence interval will be estimated.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with scheduled surgery under general anesthesia and will require translation services as part of standard care
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to provide written informed consent
  • Patients between 18-80 years of age whose primary language is Spanish and will require translation services as part of standard care
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status (ASA) 1-3
  • Are scheduled surgery under general anesthesia
  • Ability to understand and complete all study questionnaires

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Emergency surgery
  • ASA >= 4
  • Patients who do not require official translation services for consent purposes
  • Patients who have chronic pain and/or are taking opioids chronically (daily intake for more than a month before surgery)
  • Patients who undergo craniotomy
  • Patients with a hearing impairment that prevents the ability to hear the recorded statements; and/or a cognitive impairment that would prevent them from completing post-op assessments

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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): NCT05060328


Locations
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United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05060328    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2020-1345
NCI-2021-09116 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
2020-1345 ( Other Identifier: M D Anderson Cancer Center )
First Posted: September 29, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2022
Last Verified: March 2022

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms