Self-injection and Self-management

Description

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

March 2015

Estimated Completion Date

October 2016

Interventions

  • Behavioral: Simulation of epinephrine self-injection

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine: Allergy/Immunology
  • Allergy/Immunology: Allergy/Anaphylaxis

MeSH Terms

  • Food Hypersensitivity

Study ID

Mount Sinai School of Medicine -- GCO 15-0140

Status

Unknown

Trial ID

NCT02417493

Study Type

Interventional

Trial Phase

N/A

Enrollment Quota

60

Sponsor

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Inclusion Criteria

  • 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.

Exclusion Criteria

  • 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.

Gender

Both

Ages

13 Years to 17 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Jaffe Food Allergy Institute - New York, New York 46.8 miles Scott H Sicherer MD 212-241-5548 scott.sicherer@mssm.edu

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