Disaster Preparedness Among Families Caring for Children With Diabetes

Pre-hurricane Disaster Preparedness: A Survey in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: Baylor College of Medicine

Source Baylor College of Medicine
Brief Summary

The primary aim of the survey is to ascertain the emergency preparedness among our families with diabetes mellitus and to obtain a percentage of unprepared to the ones who are prepared. The secondary aim is to demonstrate the relationship between disaster preparedness and factors like socio-economic status, parent's marital status, ethnicity and those who had prior experience of a disaster to those who have not experienced a disaster.

Detailed Description

This is a cross-sectional study. The subjects are the parent/parents/legal guardian, who will be coming to the clinic for their routine appointment for diabetes management. During the time in which the subject is waiting for the doctor or after their check-up, a research team member will approach the family and ask for their permission to administer the survey. The survey consists of a series of questions designed to ascertain the awareness towards emergency preparedness among families. After they have completed the questionnaire they would be given and/or mailed handouts to enhance their awareness towards disaster preparedness.

Potential Benefits:

This study will help to increase awareness regarding disaster preparedness among the surveyed families. Subjects and families will gain valuable information about caring for diabetes in the event of a disaster.

The potential benefit to the society is that through this study we can ascertain the primary caregiver's awareness of disaster preparedness in regard to a family member with a chronic illness. We will suggest measures to improve their competency towards dealing with disasters. We will be providing educational literature to the primary care givers in the form of handouts at the end of the survey.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date June 2008
Completion Date October 2009
Primary Completion Date January 2009
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The primary aim is to ascertain the emergency preparedness among our families with diabetes mellitus and to obtain a percentage of unprepared to the ones who are prepared. September 2008
Enrollment 142
Condition
Eligibility

Sampling Method: Non-Probability Sample

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Subjects include families of children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus attending the Diabetes/ Endocrine Clinic at Texas Children Hospital.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Subjects excluded are families of Children with illnesses other than type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus attending the Diabetes/ Endocrine Clinic at Texas Children Hospital.

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 65 Years

Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
RUBINA A HEPTULLA, MD Principal Investigator Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Facility: Texas Children Hospital
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date

July 2016

Responsible Party

Type: Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine

Investigator Full Name: Rubina Heptulla, MD

Investigator Title: Principal Investigator

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Observational Model: Case-Crossover

Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov