Disaster Preparedness Among Families Caring for Children With Diabetes
The primary aim of the survey is to ascertain the emergency preparedness among our families with diabetes mellitus and to obtain a percentage of unprepared to the ones who are prepared. The secondary aim is to demonstrate the relationship between disaster preparedness and factors like socio-economic status, parent's marital status, ethnicity and those who had prior experience of a disaster to those who have not experienced a disaster.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Pre-hurricane Disaster Preparedness: A Survey in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes|
- The primary aim is to ascertain the emergency preparedness among our families with diabetes mellitus and to obtain a percentage of unprepared to the ones who are prepared. [ Time Frame: September 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This is a cross-sectional study. The subjects are the parent/parents/legal guardian, who will be coming to the clinic for their routine appointment for diabetes management. During the time in which the subject is waiting for the doctor or after their check-up, a research team member will approach the family and ask for their permission to administer the survey. The survey consists of a series of questions designed to ascertain the awareness towards emergency preparedness among families. After they have completed the questionnaire they would be given and/or mailed handouts to enhance their awareness towards disaster preparedness.
This study will help to increase awareness regarding disaster preparedness among the surveyed families. Subjects and families will gain valuable information about caring for diabetes in the event of a disaster.
The potential benefit to the society is that through this study we can ascertain the primary caregiver's awareness of disaster preparedness in regard to a family member with a chronic illness. We will suggest measures to improve their competency towards dealing with disasters. We will be providing educational literature to the primary care givers in the form of handouts at the end of the survey.
|United States, Texas|
|Texas Children Hospital|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77054|
|Principal Investigator:||RUBINA A HEPTULLA, MD||Baylor College of Medicine|