A Survey To Elicit The Relationship Between Literacy And Glycemic Control In Pediatric Diabetes

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2010 by Baylor College of Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Information provided by:
Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00717223
First received: July 16, 2008
Last updated: August 23, 2010
Last verified: August 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to see if a patient's ability (and/ or parent) to read, write, and do basic math problems affects blood sugar control in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.


Condition
Pediatrics
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Survey To Elicit The Relationship Between Literacy And Glycemic Control In Pediatric Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by Baylor College of Medicine:

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: June 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2010
Detailed Description:

"Literacy" is defined as an individual's ability to read, write, and speak English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society, to achieve one's goals, and develop one's knowledge and potential, according to the National Literacy Act of 1991. The National Work Group on Health and Literacy reported that between 40 and 44 million persons in the United States have rudimentary literacy skills, and are unable to understand written materials that require only basic reading proficiency. Illiteracy has become an increasingly important problem, especially as it relates to healthcare. Literacy skills are paramount to effective self-management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. And, "Diabetes Self-Management Education" is the cornerstone of care for all individuals with diabetes who want to achieve successful health-related outcomes. Self care of diabetes plays a major role in achieving DCCT recommended level of hemoglobin A1C. Deficient self-management will lead to uncontrolled diabetes, resulting in multisystem complications, increasing exponentially the burden on our healthcare system. Structured education of individuals tailored to combat poor literacy skills is imperative in helping these individuals achieve good glycemic control. Hence we would like to evaluate literacy in our clinic so appropriate educational material can be developed to help patient with T1DM who have low literacy.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Children with diabetes attending clinic followup at Texas Children's Hospital

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Parent/ legal guardian must be present if child is less than 18 years of age.
  • Diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus must have been made at least 1 year earlier.
  • Parent/ legal guardian and/ or child must have completed all 3 mandatory diabetes education classes.
  • English and/or Spanish speaking only.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any form of mental retardation or cognitive disorder in parent/ legal guardian.
  • Mental retardation or cognitive disorder in a child who is in Grade 6 or higher.
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Contacts
Contact: Krishnavathana V Hassan, MD 832/822-3785 kvhassan@texaschildrenshospital.org
Contact: Rubina A Heptulla, MD 832/822-3779 raheptul@texaschildrenshospital.org

Locations
United States, Texas
Diabetes Clinic, Texas Children's Hospital Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: Krishnavathana V Hassan, MD    832-822-3785    kvhassan@texaschildrenshospital.org   
Contact: Rubina A Heptulla, MD    832/822-3779    raheptul@texaschildrenshospital.org   
Principal Investigator: Rubina A Heptulla, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rubina A Heptulla, MD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided by Baylor College of Medicine

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kimberly Mason, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00717223     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-21263
Study First Received: July 16, 2008
Last Updated: August 23, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Baylor College of Medicine:
Pediatric
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Literacy
Glycemic control

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases

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