Disaster Preparedness Among Families Caring for Children With Diabetes

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00781313
First received: October 27, 2008
Last updated: December 7, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
  Purpose

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.


Condition
Diabetes

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Pre-hurricane Disaster Preparedness: A Survey in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by Baylor College of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

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.

Potential Benefits:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

The target populations for our study are the families attending the Diabetes/ Endocrine Clinic at Texas Children Hospital.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects include families of children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus attending the Diabetes/ Endocrine Clinic at Texas Children Hospital.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects excluded are families of Children with illnesses other than type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus attending the Diabetes/ Endocrine Clinic at Texas Children Hospital.
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Locations
United States, Texas
Texas Children Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77054
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: RUBINA A HEPTULLA, MD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr Rubina Heptulla, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00781313     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-23261
Study First Received: October 27, 2008
Last Updated: December 7, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014