Quantifying and Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Fever

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified June 2014 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
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Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01287143
First received: January 29, 2011
Last updated: July 24, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
  Purpose

Background:

- Fever is a common symptom of illness, but it can involve many signs (a signal that something is not right in the body that can be seen by others, such as vomiting) and symptoms (a signal that something is not right in the body that are felt only by the person, such as pain) that may differ depending on the type of illness involved. Researchers are interested in studying individuals who have a fever to examine how often these signs and symptoms are experienced by patients.

Objectives:

- To identify and evaluate the signs and symptoms of fever and examine their frequency in individuals who have fever.

Eligibility:

- Individuals at least 8 years of age who are admitted to the NIH Clinical Center and have a fever (body temperature of at least 38 degrees Celsius/100.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

Design:

  • Participants will be screened upon admission to the NIH Clinical Center.
  • Researchers will review the Clinical Center admission records.
  • Participants will complete a 15- to 20-minute survey with questions about how they are feeling and what symptoms they have experienced before, during and after an episode of fever.

Condition
Fever

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Beyond Intuition: Quantifying and Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Fever

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Symptoms of fever [ Time Frame: Throughout in patient admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: January 2011
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA PHASE I:

Adult and pediatric medical-surgical patients hospitalized in the Clinical Center, NIH admitted to 3NE (oncology/ transplant), 3NW (surgical oncology) and 1NW (pediatrics).

Oriented to person, time and place at time of interview

Active fever (body temperature greater than or equal to 38.0 Celsius), treated or untreated, within the last 12 hours.

Willingness to participate in a short interview (15-20 minutes) about their symptoms

Understands and speaks English

Age 8 years and older

INCLUSION CRITERIA FOR STUDY OF FEBRILE ASSESSMENT TOOL:

Adult (18 years of age or greater) medical-surgical patients hospitalized at the Clinical Center and admitted to 3NW.

Oriented to person, time and place at time of admission

Willingness to be asked about their symptoms of fever during vital signs assessment

Understands and speaks English

INCLUSION CRITERIA PHASE II:

Inpatients admitted to the Clinical Center

Age 8 years and older

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01287143

Contacts
Contact: Nancy Ames, R.N. (301) 451-0565 names@mail.cc.nih.gov

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike Recruiting
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL)    800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010    prpl@mail.cc.nih.gov   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nancy Ames, R.N. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01287143     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 110083, 11-CC-0083
Study First Received: January 29, 2011
Last Updated: July 24, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Fever
Signs and Symptoms
Febrile Assessment Tool (FAST)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fever
Signs and Symptoms
Body Temperature Changes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014