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"Family-centered" Pediatric Rehabilitation Services in Children With Developmental Disabilities

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2014 by Chang Gung University
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lin-Ju Kang, Chang Gung University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02057809
First received: December 22, 2013
Last updated: February 6, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

Developmental disability is a severe chronic disabled condition caused by mental or physical impairments. Children with developmental disabilities may face life-long difficulties in motor functioning, self-care, condition, communication, and independent living. They often receive rehabilitation services to promote daily functions and participation in home, school, and community lives.

"Family-centered" service has been considered as "best practice" in pediatric rehabilitation. Therapists encourage children with developmental disabilities and their parents to participate in decision making and implementing process of intervention, and provide intervention plan that best fit their family needs. Research shows that for children with developmental disabilities, family-centered services can enhance children's development, decrease parenting stress, promote emotional wellness, and increase parental satisfaction to services. Though the "family-centered" concept has been considered as relevant in pediatric rehabilitation, there are still difficulties, as well as a lack of evidence regarding its implementation in practice.

Reflecting the trend of family-centered medical care, the benefits of national health insurance in Taiwan for early intervention outpatient care will emphasize on family-centered intervention. The range of benefits may include communication with parents, parental education, consultation and instructions for home programs. Besides, outcomes of family-centered intervention will be treated as an important index for monitoring the quality of medical services.

Given that there is a lack of investigation regarding the family-centered pediatric rehabilitation, the purposes of this one-year research project are to investigate the implementation of family-centered pediatric rehabilitation for children with developmental disabilities and to identify related influencing factors. This study will provide empirical evidence for family-centered services in Taiwan.


Condition
Developmental Disabilities
Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Investigation of "Family-centered" Pediatric Rehabilitation Services Received by Children With Developmental Disabilities

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Further study details as provided by Chang Gung University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Measure of Processes of Care-20 [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Measure of Processes of Care- for Service Providers [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Children and Adolescent Factor Inventory [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Assessment of Preschool Children's Participation (APCP) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 130
Study Start Date: January 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Parent-child dyad
Children with Developmental Disabilities and their parents
Therapits
Therapists experienced in serving children with developmental disabilities

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Children with developmental disabilities (DD) aged 2-12 years. Children with DD refer to a diverse group of severe, chronic disability that is attributed to mental and/or physical impairments, resulting in substantial functional limitations in major life activity.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. children aged 2 to 12 years.
  2. children with a primary diagnose or condition associated with developmental disabilities, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, learning disorders, cerebral palsy, and other developmental delay.
  3. parents agree to participate in this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. children with unstable physical conditions, such as cancer, having surgery within 3 months, infection, or other active medical conditions.
  2. children with progressive disease (e.g. neuromuscular disease) or degenerative disorders (e.g. degenerative seizures).
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02057809

Contacts
Contact: Lin-Ju Kang, PhD 03-2118800 ext 3779 lydiakang1003@gmail.com

Locations
Taiwan
Chang Gung University Recruiting
Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, 333
Contact: Lin-Ju Kang, PhD    886-3-2118800 ext 3779    lydiakang1003@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Lin-Ju Kang, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chang Gung University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lin-Ju Kang, PhD Chang Gung University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Lin-Ju Kang, Assistant Professor, Chang Gung University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02057809     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 102-3767B
Study First Received: December 22, 2013
Last Updated: February 6, 2014
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Chang Gung University:
Developmental Disabilities
Family-centered services
Pediatric rehabilitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Developmental Disabilities
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014