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Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of enhanced preoperative education using a Pediatric Interactive Relational Agent (PIRA), designed for children ages 4 through10 years and their families, compared to the standard preoperative education currently provided. The study will also look at any differences in anxiety between the two educational groups.

Conditions

Anesthesia, Anesthesia Emergence Delirium, Procedural Anxiety

Recruitment Status

Recruiting

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Parents (age 18+) and their children, ages 4 through 10 years old, who are undergoing general anesthesia and elective, outpatient ORL surgery at BCH Waltham
American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) physical status I or II
Both parents and their children must be fluent in English

Exclusion Criteria:

Parents without reliable internet access through a tablet or computer
Parents of children with diagnosed developmental delays
Parents who have children who have had previous surgical history under general anesthesia
Parents of children involved in other anesthesia-related studies at BCH

Intervention

Intervention Type

Intervention Name

Other

Pediatric Interactive Relational Agent (PIRA)

Phase

Not Applicable

Gender

All

Minimum Age

4 Years

Maximum Age

10 Years

Download Date

September 10, 2021

Principal Investigator

Linda Bulich

Primary Contact Information

Linda Bulich, MD

617-355-7737

linda.bulich@childrens.harvard.edu

Jocelyn Booth, BSN

857-218-4585

jocelyn.booth@childrens.harvard.edu

For more information on this trial, visit clinicaltrials.gov.

Contact

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