Post-hospitalization Nursing Effectiveness (PHONE) Study
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00314431
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : April 13, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2017
Wake Forest University
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Wake Forest University Health Sciences ( Wake Forest University )
Based on success with telephone follow up for other groups of medically fragile infants, we designed an innovative model of post-hospital comprehensive and coordinated follow-up for infants with chronic lung disease. In this model, which we refer to as community-based follow-up, medical management was coordinated by a nurse specialist, through frequent telephone contacts with the infants' primary caregiver. This model of follow up care was compared, in a randomized trial, with the more traditional model - multidisciplinary medical center-based care. We hypothesized that community-based care would lead to health and developmental outcomes similar to those observed with center-based care.
Condition or disease
Procedure: Care coordination by telephone contacts with a nurse
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 483 Days (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Infants were eligible if they were born before 33 weeks gestational age, required supplemental oxygen at 36 weeks gestational age, and were discharged home after neonatal intensive care.
Neonates who had major congenital anomalies and/ or had tracheostomy tubes were excluded. Also excluded were families in which the mother did not speak English, because the intervention depended on verbal communication with the nurse specialist, and families who lived more than 150 miles from our clinic because such families typically are referred to regional neonatal center closer to their home.