Using Smartphones in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01987180|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 19, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 6, 2015
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||90 participants|
|Official Title:||NICU-2-HOME: Using HIT to Support Parents of NICU Graduates Transitioning Home|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2015|
Usual standard care
Parents will be provided with the usual standard of care in the NICU. Discharge information will be provided to parents as is typically done in the NICU for VLBW infants getting ready to go home. Typical handouts are given to parents that describe their child's care and needs specifically as well as general guidelines. The project coordinator for the research study will verify that parents received information prior to discharge from the NICU staff. Parents will determine how you use this information.
NICU-2-Home mobile app user
Parents will receive smartphone and unique NICU-2-Home app for their use. A pair of parents will be given two smartphones and will be asked to use the devices in their preferred way. Within the given app there is a baby tracking tool (baby-connect.com) that enables parents to keep track of the baby's feeding, diapers, sleep, health, medicines, vaccines, photos, etc. The objective in doing this is not to monitor the growth and development of the child; rather, it is to observe what tools within the app parents use and how frequently they use them.
- saliva collection [ Time Frame: 2 weeks before discharge and 2 weeks after discharge ]Parents will be asked to provide saliva samples at four different days (the day prior to discharge, the day after discharge, five days after discharge, and 2 weeks after discharge) at the following three times each day: when they wake up, 30 minutes later, and at bedtime.
- Questionnaires to measure change from baseline in parents' distress and depression [ Time Frame: 2 weeks before discharge (baseline) and 2 weeks after discharge ]
Parents will be asked to complete a particular set of surveys depending on which study day they are on. The study days include: 2 weeks prior to discharge (baseline), the day prior to discharge, the day after discharge, five days after discharge, and 2 weeks after discharge. Parents will complete the surveys independently without consulting their partner.
The survey includes parenting sense of competence scale (PSOC), revised dyadic adjustment scale (RDAS), edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS),perceived stress scale (PSS)
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01987180
|United States, Illinois|
|Prentice Women's Hospital|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|Principal Investigator:||Craig Garfield, MD||Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine|