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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00213174
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2013 by Andrew Howard, The Hospital for Sick Children.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 15, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Wounds and Injuries Closed Head Injury Behavioral: school playgrounds Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: School Playground Surfacing - A Randomized Prospective Comparison of Injury Rates on Sand Versus Wood Chip Surfaces
Study Start Date : January 2005

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Head Injuries
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Upper extremity fracture rates

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fracture rates, upper extremity
  2. Head injury rates
  3. All injury rates

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

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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

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
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 15, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

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

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