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Parent Coaching for Children on Ventilators

Led By Sarah Sobotka, MD, MSCP
Research Sponsored by University of Chicago
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up exit (either at 6 months or when parents choose to exit the study)
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial will test if family members can support others using their experience with a child on IMV.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for parents in Illinois with children who have a tracheostomy and ventilator, awaiting hospital discharge. Parents should live within an hour of the University of Chicago and be enrolling their child in the DSCC Home Care Program. They must have legal custody and plan to reside with the child.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a parent-to-parent coaching model where experienced family members guide those new to caring for children on invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), aiming to empower them before hospital discharge.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this intervention involves coaching rather than medical treatment, traditional side effects are not applicable. However, there may be emotional or psychological impacts from participating in such programs.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline and repeated at exit (either at 6 months or when parents choose to exit the study)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline and repeated at exit (either at 6 months or when parents choose to exit the study) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in parent empowerment as measured by the family empowerment scale (FES)
Secondary outcome measures
Change in nursing coverage
Satisfaction with coaching program

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Parent CoachingExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participants will be involved for about 6 months or until they feel that they no longer need the parent-to-parent support. Parents will participate in the following contact attempts: Introductions and rapport building which will include a demographic survey with a needs assessment, and the Family Empowerment Scale (FES) A series of coaching points which may include some or all of the following topics Interviewing and selecting a home health agency Expectation setting for home based nursing care Tips for finding home health professionals from inpatient nursing Tips for using personal and professional care networks to find and recruit home health team members An exit interview assessment including the FES and components of the demographic survey that may have changed

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of ChicagoLead Sponsor
1,001 Previous Clinical Trials
817,700 Total Patients Enrolled
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)NIH
380 Previous Clinical Trials
1,215,624 Total Patients Enrolled
Sarah Sobotka, MD, MSCPPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Chicago

Media Library

Parent Coaching Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05880953 — N/A
Nursing Home Research Study Groups: Parent Coaching
Nursing Home Clinical Trial 2023: Parent Coaching Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05880953 — N/A
Parent Coaching 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05880953 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is it still possible to join this research endeavor?

"According to clinicaltrials.gov, this trial does not currently require participants and it has not been updated since May 26th 2023. Nonetheless, there are 23 other medical studies actively accepting patients at the moment."

Answered by AI
~0 spots leftby May 2024