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Study of Sand Versus Wood Chip Surfaces on School Playgrounds to Minimize Injury in School Children

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2013 by The Hospital for Sick Children
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Andrew Howard, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00213174
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: August 14, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
  Purpose

This study will compare children's injury rates (arm fracture, head injury and other injuries) when playing on playground equipment on granite sand versus wood fibre playing surfaces.

The hypothesis is that injury rates (arm fracture, head injury and other injuries) among school children are equal on granite sand and wood fibre playground surfaces.


Condition Intervention Phase
Wounds and Injuries
Closed Head Injury
Behavioral: school playgrounds
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: School Playground Surfacing - A Randomized Prospective Comparison of Injury Rates on Sand Versus Wood Chip Surfaces

Resource links provided by NLM:


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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Upper extremity fracture rates

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Fracture rates, upper extremity
  • Head injury rates
  • All injury rates

Estimated Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: January 2005
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 11 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • School children
  • Ages 5-11
  • Injured on falls from play equipment during supervised school hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children injured outside of supervised school hours
  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: NCT00213174

Contacts
Contact: Andrew W Howard, MD, MSc 416-813-6430 andrew.howard@sickkids.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Hospital for Sick Children Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Contact: Howard Andrew, MD    416 813-6430    andrew.howard@sickkids.ca   
Sub-Investigator: Colin Macarthur, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Andrew Willan, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew W Howard, MD, MSc The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Andrew Howard, Interim Chief, Orthopaedics, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00213174     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000003531, CIHR: MCT-70318
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: August 14, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by The Hospital for Sick Children:
pediatrics
injury
arm fractures
trauma
playground surfaces
fractures

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Craniocerebral Trauma
Wounds and Injuries
Head Injuries, Closed
Trauma, Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Wounds, Nonpenetrating

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 18, 2014