Feasibility Study on the Model School Pediatric Health Initiative Pilot Project

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2014 by The Hospital for Sick Children
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jonathon Maguire, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01676532
First received: August 21, 2012
Last updated: May 14, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
  Purpose

This is a prospective cross sectional study to assess the feasibility of a school based health centre (SBHC) at Sprucecourt Public School, an inner-city elementary school in Toronto. The SBHC allows inner-city children who face barriers to accessing health care the opportunity to receive health care in their school. The primary aim of this study is to determine utilization of the SBHC. The secondary aims are a) to assess whether attending the SBHC resulted in important changes in health outcomes, and b) to compare rates of absenteeism from the first year of the SBHC to the year prior to implementation. Establishing feasibility of the SBHC would support further development and expansion of this program into other inner city schools.


Condition Intervention
School Board Health Centers
Other: Pediatric Health Initiative

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Feasibility Study on the Model School Pediatric Health Initiative Pilot Project

Further study details as provided by The Hospital for Sick Children:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Utilization of School Board Health Centres (SBHC) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in Utilization of SBHC at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The primary objectives are to determine utilization of the SBHC including:

    1. The number of students who are enrolled at the SBHC
    2. The number of enrolled students who attend the SBHC


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Triage [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The number of students triaged at the school support team meetings.

  • Referrals [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The number of cases referred from the school support team to the SBHC

  • Attendance [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The number of referred cases who attend the SBHC

  • Sprucecourt Public School vs. Other Participating Schools [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To compare the numbers of students who attend the SBHC from Sprucecourt Public School (the school which houses the SBHC) with the number of students who attend the SBHC from the other participating schools.

  • New Treatment Plans [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    New treatment plans established at the clinic.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • New Diagnoses [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    New diagnoses established at the clinic.

  • Follow Up Appointments [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Attendance at follow up appointments.

  • Absenteeism [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Compare absenteeism in the school with the year preceding the SBHC.

  • Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) Status [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine OHIP status of students attending the clinic.


Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Students attending SBHC
Students who attend the SBHC from either Sprucecourt Public School or any other participating schools.
Other: Pediatric Health Initiative

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All students of Sprucecourt Public School as well as the fourteen surrounding inner city public schools and their siblings. All children attending the on-site Parenting and Family Literacy Centre.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All students at Sprucecourt Public School and the surrounding fourteen schools, as well as their siblings (ages 0-12 years), who are enrolled at and have consent to attend the SBHC
  • All infants and preschool aged children attending the on-site Parenting and Family Literacy Centre who are enrolled at the SBHC

Exclusion Criteria:

  • N/A
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01676532

Contacts
Contact: Jonathon Maguire, MD (416)919-3462 jonathon.maguire@utoronto.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Hospital for Sick Children Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Contact: Jonathon Maguire, MD    (416)9193462    jonathon.maguire@utoronto.ca   
Principal Investigator: Jonathon Maguire, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Sloane Freeman, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Michael D. Sgro, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jonathon Maguire, MD The Hospital for Sick Children
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jonathon Maguire, Staff Physician, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01676532     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000025631
Study First Received: August 21, 2012
Last Updated: May 14, 2014
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by The Hospital for Sick Children:
School Board Health Center
Pediatrics

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 20, 2014