Self-injection and Self-management
The purpose of the present study is to determine if asking adolescent patients (ages 13-17) to self-inject an empty syringe into their thigh during routine clinic visits results in increased reported comfort with self-injection, reduced anxiety regarding self-injection and food allergy management for both patient and caregiver(s), and in greater perceived likelihood of epinephrine self-injection, in the event of an emergency.
Study Start Date
Estimated Completion Date
- Behavioral: Simulation of epinephrine self-injection
- Internal Medicine: Allergy/Immunology
- Allergy/Immunology: Allergy/Anaphylaxis
- Food Hypersensitivity
Mount Sinai School of Medicine -- GCO 15-0140
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Patients seen in the outpatient clinic and their caretakers (no inpatients).
- Patients must have been diagnosed with food allergy and previously prescribed self-injectable epinephrine.
- Patients between the ages of 13-17 years old.
- Parent consent and child assent.
- Patients and caregiver(s) who have been diagnosed with cognitive barriers that prevent them from understanding the study, as determined by either: a previously diagnosed mental retardation or inability to repeat the study protocol at the time of consent.
13 Years to 17 Years
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Study Locations and Contact Information (1)
|Jaffe Food Allergy Institute - New York, New York||46.8 miles||Scott H Sicherer MDemail@example.com|