An Assessment of Voluntary Adolescent Mental Health Screening and Referral in a Children's Hospital Emergency Department

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Columbia University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00750412
First received: September 9, 2008
Last updated: October 17, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare the TeenScreen intervention to usual care for adolescents who screen positive for mental health problems in a pediatric emergency department. It is anticipated that adolescents receiving the TeenScreen intervention will be more likely to attend a first session of outpatient mental health services within 60 days of the initial screening than those receiving the usual care.


Condition Intervention
Mental Health
Behavioral: TeenScreen Program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Assessment of Voluntary Adolescent Mental Health Screening and Referral in a Children's Hospital Emergency Department

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Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Verified mental health service use through clinical administrative data [ Time Frame: 60 days after the initial mental health screening ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Measurement of depressive symptoms and impairment of functioning utilizing the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depressions Scale and Sheehan Disability Score [ Time Frame: 60 days after the initial mental health screening ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 112
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: TeenScreen Behavioral: TeenScreen Program
Adolescents who are randomized into the TeenScreen program and their parent/guardian will receive post-screening information, a facilitated referral, and case management services from a research social worker.
No Intervention: Treatment As Usual

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients between 11 and 17 years old
  • Medically stable and presenting with a non-psychiatric complaint
  • English speaking
  • Parent/guardian present for consent
  • Insurance coverage by Medicaid
  • Hamilton County residents
  • Not currently receiving mental health treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 11 years or greater than 17 years old
  • Parent/guardian not present at time of visit
  • Medically unstable
  • Non-English speaking
  • Insurance other than Medicaid
  • Presenting complaint is a mental health problem
  • Currently receiving mental health treatment
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00750412

Locations
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Division of Emergency Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Columbia University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00750412     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCHMC 2008-0987
Study First Received: September 9, 2008
Last Updated: October 17, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati:
TeenScreen
Mental Health
Adolescent Mental Health
Social Work

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 26, 2014