Education Program for Burn Patients

Overview

The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of an educative program including telephone follow-up for burn patients regarding the impact of this intervention on the health status and return to work at six months after hospital discharge.

Full Title of Study: “Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial on Telephone Follow-up in Rehabilitation of Burn Patients: Impact on Health Status”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
    • Masking: Single (Care Provider)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: January 2013

Interventions

  • Behavioral: educational program+telephone follow up
    • burns victims will participate in an educative program including telephone follow-up during six months after hospital discharge

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • No Intervention: Usual Care
    • Burns victims will receive information according to the service routine
  • Experimental: educational program+telephone follow up
    • Burns victims will participate in an educative program including telephone follow-up during six months after hospital discharge

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • change from baseline in perceived health status at six months
    • Time Frame: six months
    • The questionnaire “Burns Specific Health Scale- Revised” developed by Blalock; Bunker; De Vellis (1994), adapted by Ferreira et al. (2008) to Brasilian people, will be used to collect the data at six months between groups.

Secondary Measures

  • comparison the return to work of burn victims between groups
    • Time Frame: baseline and six months
    • To compare the return to work of burns victims in intervention group with the return to work of burns victims in control group at six months after hospital discharge, proportions will be calculated (returned to work: yes/no)

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • adult burned patients (18 years or older), male and female – patients burned for the first time who needed hospitalization at the Burns Unit – in cognitive conditions to participate (being able to tell one's address, day of the week and age or birth date) – in physical conditions to accomplish self-care. Exclusion Criteria:

  • participants burned due to suicide or with previous psychiatric diagnoses or cognitive and psychological difficulties that do not allow them to answer the instrument questions and take care of themselves.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 80 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • University of Sao Paulo
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Natalia Gocalves, RN, PhD student – University of Sao Paulo
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Natália Gonçalves, PhDcandidate, Principal Investigator, University of São Paulo
    • Lidia Ap Rossi, PhD, Study Chair, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing

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