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Transition From Hospital to Home in Solid Organ Transplant (SOT)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00907023
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 22, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 10, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stacee Lerret, Medical College of Wisconsin

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to determine the influences of discharge teaching and care coordination on how ready a parent is to take their child home from the hospital after a solid organ (kidney, heart and liver) transplant. This study will also look into how the parent handles coping, utilization of healthcare resources, and parent adjustment 3 weeks after discharge from the hospital.

Condition or disease
Solid Organ Transplant

Detailed Description:

Parents of children that have received a heart, kidney or liver transplant will be asked to participate in this protocol. Involvement in this study involves completion of questionnaires prior to the child being discharged from the hospital. Three weeks after discharge, there will also be a follow-up phone call to complete more questionnaires.

Readiness for hospital discharge is a under-investigated topic in pediatric solid organ transplant patients, despite the increasing number of pediatric patients undergoing transplant surgery. Results from this study will be used to develop an intervention program to promote readiness for hospital discharge in parents of children who receive a solid organ transplant.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 37 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Transition From Hospital to Home in Parents of Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2011

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Patients that have had a solid organ transplant

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the influences of care coordination and discharge teaching on readiness for discharge in solid organ transplant recipients [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the relationship of parent readiness for hospital discharge with coping, utilization of healthcare resources, medication adherence, and parent adjustment following hospital discharge [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Three Pediatric Transplant Hospitals

Inclusion Criteria:

  • parents of children who have undergo a heart, kidney, or liver transplant
  • English Speaking
  • Parents are 18 years of age or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • parents with significant cognitive or communication impairment that would not allow them to complete the questionnaires
  • parent whose child is receiving their 2nd or 3rd organ transplant

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00907023

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United States, Illinois
Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614
United States, North Carolina
Levine Children's Hospital
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
United States, Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Principal Investigator: Stacee Lerret, CPNP Medical College of Wisconsin
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Responsible Party: Stacee Lerret, RN, CPNP, Medical College of Wisconsin Identifier: NCT00907023    
Other Study ID Numbers: CHW 09/10
GC 811
First Posted: May 22, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011
Keywords provided by Stacee Lerret, Medical College of Wisconsin:
solid organ transplant
hospital discharge