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Experiences of Visitors to a Regional Major Trauma Intensive Care Unit (VISIT_ICU)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03259776
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 24, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 9, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stefan Tino Kulnik, Kingston University

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date August 17, 2017
First Posted Date August 24, 2017
Last Update Posted Date October 9, 2018
Actual Study Start Date November 16, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date August 31, 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: August 21, 2017)
Visitors' experiences [ Time Frame: 15 months ]
This study uses mixed-methods in a two-staged approach, to provide both depth and breadth in capturing data on visitors' experiences. In the first stage, a series of semi-structured qualitative interviews will capture in-depth data on visitors' experiences. Participants will be asked questions such as "Can you talk a bit about visiting your relative/friend here at St George's" and "How has your daily life been since you started visiting here at St George's". These in-depth qualitative data will inform the content and structure for a bespoke visitor experience questionnaire, which will be newly developed as part of the study and copyrighted. In the second stage, the newly developed, bespoke visitor experience questionnaire will be used to survey a larger number of visitors, gathering both quantitative and qualitative data to describe the experiences of visitors, areas of good practice and needs and opportunities for service improvement at the study site.
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Experiences of Visitors to a Regional Major Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Official Title Experiences of Visitors to a Regional Major Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Brief Summary

Since 2011, people who have had a serious accident in England are no longer looked after at the hospital nearest to them. Instead, they are cared for at a specialist hospital called the regional major trauma centre. This is so that they can get the best possible care from specialist professionals.

St George's is the regional major trauma centre for the 2.6 million people living in South West London and Surrey County. This area stretches about 40 miles across.

About one fifth of major trauma patients who come to St George's live more than one hour's journey away. Their visitors often travel a similar distance or even further. Family members and friends play an important part during the patient's stay. It is important to support visitors.

The aim of this study is to describe the experiences of visitors whose family member or friend has been admitted to the major trauma intensive care unit at St George's. In particular, the aim is to describe the experiences of visitors who travel from far.

First, ten visitors will be interviewed to find out more about their experiences. From these data, a survey questionnaire will then be developed and approximately 150 visitors who have been to St George's in recent months will be surveyed. This will give in-depth insights to understanding peoples' experiences of visiting at St George's, and what people thought was going well and things that could be better. The study will end with a service improvement workshop with representatives from the team at St George's and visitors. Study findings will be discussed and decisions on what should be improved will be made.

This study is being funded by St George's Hospital Charity. The study runs from August 2017 to October 2018.

Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Other
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population Visitors (i.e. designated next of kin and/or other family member or friend with a close relationship and significant involvement in the patient's circumstances and care) of a patient who has been admitted to ICUs at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust under the major trauma care pathway
Condition Major Trauma
Intervention Other: Qualitative interviews and questionnaire survey
Qualitative interviews and questionnaire survey
Study Groups/Cohorts Visitors
Qualitative interviews and questionnaire survey
Intervention: Other: Qualitative interviews and questionnaire survey
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Actual Enrollment
 (submitted: October 8, 2018)
57
Original Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: August 21, 2017)
110
Actual Study Completion Date August 31, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date August 31, 2018   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Visitors (i.e. designated next of kin and/or other family member or friend with a close relationship and significant involvement in the patient's circumstances and care) of a patient who has been admitted to intensive care at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust under the major trauma care pathway
  • Ordinary residence further away than one hour's drive from St George's Hospital (estimated driving time in mid-week mid-morning traffic according to Google Maps, equating to a distance of approximately 30 miles)
  • Adults (18 years and over)
  • Written informed consent (for semi-structured qualitative interviews)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ordinary residence within one hour's drive from St George's Hospital (estimated driving time in mid-week mid-morning traffic according to Google Maps, equating to a distance of within approximately 30 miles)
  • Limited English (for semi-structured qualitative interviews)
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Yes
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries United Kingdom
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT03259776
Other Study ID Numbers 233327
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Stefan Tino Kulnik, Kingston University
Study Sponsor Kingston University
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stefan T Kulnik, PhD Kingston University
PRS Account Kingston University
Verification Date October 2018