Empathy To Reduce Anticipated Negative CT Scanning
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- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
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- Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
- Rochester, Minnesota: 16-003824
Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-003824
About this study
The goal of this study is to develop a clinician-delivered brief narrative (script) for patients undergoing Computed Tomography (CT) scanning of the head, chest or abdomen that introduces clinician attention to patient affect.
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.
- Adult patients (>17 years) without history of trauma undergoing CT scanning of the head, chest or abdomen
- patients with isolated minor head injury (no loss of consciousness
- Glasgow Coma Scale 15) undergoing CT scanning of the head
- Clinician must agree with the statement “I believe it is unlikely the CT scan will show a true emergency” and that “My workload and overall circumstance with the patient are appropriate for this study”.
- Patient has a > 20% probability for target illness (e.g., intracranial hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism or surgical abdomen),
- CT scanning performed for multisystem traumatic injury (e.g., any trauma alert)
- Hemodynamic instability
- Respiratory distress
- Psychiatric instability
- Threatening or hostile behavior
- Severe uncontrolled pain
- Prior participation
- Expressed intention to leave against medical advice
Participating Mayo Clinic locations
Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.
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