A Study of Assessment of Affect, Behavior, and Cognition in Children Undergoing General Anesthesia


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • 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.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-006354
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-006354

About this study

The overall objective of this study is to develop the tools and preliminary data to permit the evaluation of the proposed conceptual framework of how procedures requiring anesthesia affect child health. 

Participation eligibility

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parents of children who are scheduled to receive general anesthesia for elective procedures more than 1 week from the date of review will be contacted by study personnel for recruitment and written informed consent obtained. 
  • Age 2.5 to 6 at date of recruitment 
  • Scheduled to receive general anesthesia for non-cardiac procedures 
  • Reside within 30 miles of the city of Rochester 

Exclusion Criteria:  

  • Preexisting diagnosis of severe developmental delay or neurological impairments 
  • Procedures that may significantly affect the function of brain such as brain resection or radiation 
  • Anticipated hospitalization > 1 week

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Yu Shi, M.D., M.P.H.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Shonie Buenvenida R.N.




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