Delirium Assessment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (DIPI-ICU)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Claudia Spies, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier:
First received: August 12, 2011
Last updated: March 9, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

Objective: Studies documenting the prevalence of delirium among critically ill children are still rare. Emerging literature from psychiatric specialists reports the prevalence of delirium to be approximately 10% in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). This is likely to be an underestimation of the true prevalence, as demonstrated in early adult delirium literature, especially given the absence of validated bedside tools to diagnose delirium in the PICU.

The primary aim of this study is to validate the German version of the Pediatric Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (pCAM-ICU). The secondary aim of the study is to compare validity and reliability of the pCAM-ICU and the Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium (PAED) Scale.

Pediatric Delirium

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Delirium Assessment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

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Further study details as provided by Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Enrollment: 73
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patients


Inclusion Criteria:

  • pediatric ICU patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-German-speaking
  • inability to communicate due to severe hearing loss or brain injury
  • preexisting psychosis
  • mental retardation due to a specific diseases (e.g. M. Crouzon, Kabuki Syndrome, Z.n. Battered Child, Atrogryposes multiplex congenita)
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01416675

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Campus Virchow Klinikum and Campus Charité mitte, Charité - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Claudia Spies, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine CVK/CCM, Charite University, Berlin, Charite University, Berlin, Germany Identifier: NCT01416675     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DIPI-ICU
Study First Received: August 12, 2011
Last Updated: March 9, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 15, 2014