TARGet Kids!: Measuring Nutrition in Young Preschool Children in the Primary Care Practice Setting

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2013 by The Hospital for Sick Children
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patricia Parkin, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01869530
First received: May 28, 2013
Last updated: December 2, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
  Purpose

TARGet Kids! (The Applied Research Group for Kids) is a research study enrolling healthy children aged 0-5 years. The aim of the TARGet Kids! registry is to link early life exposures to health problems including obesity, micronutrient deficiencies, and developmental problems.

TARGet Kids! represents an innovative collaboration between child health researchers and children's primary care doctors (pediatricians and family physicians) to promote research that really matters and create solutions to some of the today's biggest health concerns. The results of this collaborative research study are not only improving the quality of children's healthcare but also the health of children across the country. Coordinated by Sick Kids and St. Michael's Hospital with data management services by the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), TARGet Kids! is the only primary care research network for children in Canada.


Condition
Nutritional Disorders
Obesity
Development

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 10 Years

Resource links provided by NLM:


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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: 10 years (yearly measurements) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in BMI over a 10 year follow-up period


Estimated Enrollment: 10000
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2030 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Healthy children

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 5 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Children are recruited from 7 large pediatric and family medicine primary care practices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Birth to less than 6 years of age
  • Parental consent
  • Attending a TARGet Kids! research network practice

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic illness with the exception of asthma
  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: NCT01869530

Contacts
Contact: Patricia C Parkin, MD, FRCPC 416-813-6933 patricia.parkin@sickkids.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Hospital for Sick Children Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Contact: Patricia C Parkin, MD, FRCPC    416-813-6933    patricia.parkin@sickkids.ca   
Principal Investigator: Patricia C Parkin, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Catherine S Birken, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Jonathon L Maguire, MD, MSc         
St. Michael's Hospital Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Contact: Jonathon Maguire, MD, MSc, FRCPC    416-919-3462    jonathon.maguire@utoronto.ca   
Principal Investigator: Jonathon L Maguire, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Catherine S Birken, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Patricia C Parkin, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Patricia Parkin, Staff Paediatrician, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01869530     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000012436
Study First Received: May 28, 2013
Last Updated: December 2, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Nutrition Disorders
Malnutrition
Overnutrition
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014