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The Impact of Starbright World on Children Being Treated at the NIH


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Trial Information

The Impact of Starbright World on Children Being Treated at the NIH


This study seeks to evaluate the impact of Starbright World (SBW) on hospitalized children.
SBW is a virtual environment designed to link seriously ill children into an interactive
online community where they can play games, learn about their condition, or talk with other
ill children who are connected to the network. Our outcome evaluation of SBW will include
assessments of pain, mood (anxious, depressed and energetic), anger, loneliness, and
willingness to return to the NIH for treatment of children who are being treated at the NIH.
They will be assessed while engaging in "normal" recreational activities (in one of two
available playrooms) and while using Starbright World. In addition, we will conduct a
process evaluation of the implementation of Starbright World.

Inclusion Criteria


Children between the ages of 8 and 21.

Currently on active protocol at NIH.

Access to playrooms on the 9th, 11th, 13th, and 14th floors.

Ability to read and understand English.

No presence of mental illness.

Ability to understand and/or perform tasks involved in using Starbright World.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

N/A

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

990105

NCT ID:

NCT00001816

Start Date:

May 1999

Completion Date:

February 2001

Related Keywords:

  • Child, Hospitalized
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Mood
  • Psychosocial
  • Virtual Network

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Location

National Cancer Institute (NCI)Bethesda, Maryland  20892