This trial has been completed.

Condition shivering
Treatment novel device
Sponsor University of British Columbia
Start date October 2014
End date December 2015
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT02436174, H14-02480


Shivering is a common side-effect of epidural anesthesia. In studies to date, the assessment of shivering has been based on a simple scale using descriptive words rather than actual measurements. We believe that we can assess shivering more scientifically by using a novel method to quantify arm movements during shivering.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
patients undergoing cesarean under epidural anesthesia
novel device
novel device being used to measure shivering

Primary Outcomes

Comparison between physician-reported shivering and measured shivering
time frame: During cesarean delivery

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - pregnancy - epidural in situ Exclusion Criteria: - non-cesarean delivery

Additional Information

Official title Assessment Of Shivering With iSeismograph In Parturients Undergoing Surgical Procedures Under Epidural Anesthesia
Principal investigator Simon Massey, MD FRCPC
Description This novel method will allow the investigators to quantitatively assess and measure shivering in obstetric parturients undergoing varying procedures under epidural anesthesia.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of British Columbia.