Non-invasive ventilation in the management of children with bronchiolitis: A feasibility study
The long-term aim of the NOVEMBR study is to find out how to best provide respiratory support to children with bronchiolitis when they are admitted to hospital.
The specific aims of the NOVEMBR feasibility study are:
The study is open across the country. To see if your hospital is taking part in this study please go to recruiting centres.
This study has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research.
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
The study has been reviewed by a research ethics committee, who have agreed the study is being conducted in a correct and appropriate manner. The study has also been approved by the Health Research Authority (HRA).
We are inviting you to take part in this survey because either you are a parent with a child who has recently been diagnosed with bronchiolitis or you are a health care professional who has looked after children who have recently been diagnosed with bronchiolitis.
Completing the survey will take between 15 -20 minutes, although it doesn’t have to be done in a single sitting – you can complete it in part and come back to it later. We will send you e-mail reminders to complete the survey.
By taking part in this study, you will help us to make sure that the outcomes we include in the core set are relevant to healthcare professionals, children with bronchiolitis and their families. Participants who complete both rounds of the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad. Additionally, all participants will be provided with a certificate on completion of the survey.
Bronchiolitis is a common, viral, chest infection that affects babies and young children up to 2 years of age. Bronchiolitis usually occurs during the winter months (October – March). A small number of children (around 3 out of every 100) need to come into hospital for help with their breathing or feeding.
Children who come into hospital for help with their breathing often receive oxygen therapy. There are different ways to give oxygen therapy, including through a face mask, head box or nasal cannula. All of these interventions are used in current clinical practice.
Up until now, studies have used different ways of measuring the effects of treatment. This makes comparing the results of trials very difficult. The aim of this study is to agree a ‘core outcome set’. This is a list of outcomes that all trials in bronchiolitis should measure and report. Having a core outcome set will help to make sure that the results from all trials can be combined to get a better understanding of which treatments are best.
It is important that the outcomes included in a core set are relevant to everyone looking after children with bronchiolitis. We are therefore asking health care professionals and parents/legal representatives to take part in a special type of survey, called a Delphi survey. The results of this survey will show us which outcomes both health care professionals and parents/legal representatives agree are most important and should be included in the core outcome set.
You will be asked to fill in an online survey where you rate the importance of a series of outcomes on a scale of 1 to 9 (low importance to extremely high importance). Once all participants have completed the survey, you will be asked to complete the same survey again. You will be shown the scores given by other people completing the survey and you will be given the option to either leave your scores the same or change them.
You will also be invited to participate in a consensus meeting on Thursday 14th June 2018.
The following 1 sites are participating1 Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
The following 5 Participant Identification Centres are taking part1 Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
NOVEMBR Chief Investigator
NOVEMBR Clinical Research Fellow
NOVEMBR Trial Coordinator
Please feel free to contact the NOVEMBR study team by any of the means below: