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The trial will determine the impact of an information- and education-focused interventions on the anxiety levels, and patients' experiences as well as satisfaction of patients aged 10-14 and their caregivers during the MR examination.

Clinical Trial Description

The aims of the trial 1. Examining the level of anxiety of individuals undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as patients or caregivers (anxiety is measured at two points: before and after the MRI procedure). 2. Examining subjective patients' and caregivers' assessments of the key factors which make up the Patient Experience, i.e. the sum of all interactions which influence perceptions of the patients and their caregivers. The Patient Experience in this sense includes what is perceived, understood and remembered by the patient and their relatives in terms of: - access to services and resources - coordination and safety - effectiveness of the services - communication and education - patient empowerment - respect and dignity - ensuring physical wellbeing - ensuring psychological wellbeing - environment and comfort and consequent levels of satisfaction. The full set of factors will only be examined for the patients' caregivers, while for the patients themselves the set of factors will be limited to those which can be competently assessed by persons aged 10-14 years. 3. Examining the extent to which education- and information-focused interventions, using a variety of media (information leaflets, educational video, demonstration with props), impact anxiety levels, individual elements of the experience, and patients' and caregivers' satisfaction levels. 4. Examining the extent to which educational- and informational-focused interventions can increase patients' co-operation and thus contribute to shorter examination times (avoidance of repetition of sequences) and a reduction in the rate of interrupted examinations. 1. The participants will be recruited by the registration staff of the Magnetic Resonance (MR) Laboratory from those enrolled for magnetic resonance examinations for clinical indications. It will be done during a routine reminder of the upcoming examination date. The staff member informs the patient's caregiver of a possibility to participate in the examination and, after obtaining a preliminary declaration of participation, of the necessity to arrive 1 hour before the predetermined time. 2. When the patient and their caregiver arrive at the Registration of the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, a registration staff member hands over the "Information on the Trial regarding the Paediatric Patient Experience on the Diagnostic Pathway" which contains details of the objectives, design, scope and duration of the procedures and inconvenience of the trial which will be conducted, the expected benefits to participants of the trial which is a research experiment, and the health risks and hazards for the participants, the arrangements regarding handling any adverse events, the measures undertaken to ensure respect for the participants' privacy and the confidentiality of their personal data, and the rules for access to relevant information concerning the participants obtained during implementation of the experiment and the overall results thereof and for further use of the results thereof. The investigator also informs the participants of the possibility of withdrawing from the trial at any stage, of the rules on compensation in the event of any harm and of the source of funding of the medical experiment. After answering any questions from the subject, the investigator collects a signed Informed Consent Form from both the caregiver and the child, together with the information about the trial attached to it. 3. A staff member of the Registration of the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory draws an allocation to one of the Groups (A/B/C/D) from a pool of sealed envelopes together with a unique code for the trial and enters the code into all questionnaires used in the trial. 4. An radiology technologist or psychologist (after receiving training in the objectives, protocol and tools of the trial) provides the interventions as they are appropriate to groups: - to Group A: the investigator gives the information leaflet "Information for young patients and their caregivers. What is MRI and what is the examination like?" and ensures that the patient and caregiver read it. - to Group B: the investigator plays the educational video "What is an MRI and what is the examination like?" to the patient and caregiver and ensures that the patient and caregiver familiarise themselves with it. - to Group C: the investigator conducts a scenario-based demonstration using props in the form of a model scanner and a multimedia presentation ("Scenario for demonstration before a magnetic resonance examination for young patients and their caregivers")." No intervention is carried out in Group D. 5. The patient's caregiver completes the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) questionnaire. 6. The patient (assisted by a technician or psychologist) completes the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC) form. 7. A standard process of preparing for the magnetic resonance examination by a technician follows, and the magnetic resonance examination is performed as clinically indicated. 8. The technician completes the questionnaire entitled "Assessment of the patient's and their caregiver's cooperation during magnetic resonance examination". 9. The caregiver again completes the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) questionnaire. 10. The patient's caregiver completes the questionnaire "Assessment of the experience of the patient's caregiver during magnetic resonance examination". 11. The patient (assisted by a technician or psychologist) again fills in the "State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children (STAIC) questionnaire. 12. The patient (assisted by a technician or psychologist) fills in the questionnaire "Evaluation of the patient's experience during the magnetic resonance examination". ;

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NCT number NCT05199363
Study type Interventional
Source Children's Memorial Health Institute, Poland
Contact Elzbieta Jurkiewicz, MD, PhD
Phone +48 22 815 1276
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date October 15, 2021
Completion date December 15, 2022

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