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Validation of a Dehydration Scoring System (VDSS)

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: NCT00931177
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2011
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Phoenix Children's Hospital

Brief Summary:
This is a study to evaluate the validity, reliability, and clinical usefulness of a new dehydration scoring system (DSS).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Dehydration Other: weight Other: weight and dehydration score

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 102 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validation of a Dehydration Scoring System
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2010

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Dehydrated children
children with dehydration
Other: weight
weight and dehydration scores

Other: weight and dehydration score
weight and dehydration score
Other Name: weight and dehydration

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in weight compared to dehydration score. [ Time Frame: 1 week ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Dehydrated children

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1 mo - 15 yo children with DEHYDRATION from vomiting, diarrhea, or poor oral intake from presumed gastroenteritis
  • Previously healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Preexisting cardiac, renal, or gastrointestinal disease
  • diabetes
  • failure to thrive

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00931177

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United States, Arizona
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Phoenix Children's Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Mark Hostetler, MD Phoenix Children's Hospital
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Responsible Party: Mark A Hostetler, MD, MPH - Principal Investigator, Phoenix Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT00931177    
Other Study ID Numbers: VDSS
First Posted: July 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2011
Last Verified: September 2011
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Water-Electrolyte Imbalance
Metabolic Diseases
Pathologic Processes