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Assisting Low-Income Families at Pediatric Well-Child Care Visits

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00397644
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 9, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2007
The Commonwealth Fund
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Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact and feasibility of a practice-based intervention on the discussion and referral of family psychosocial topics at well-child care visits at a medical home for low-income children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low-Income Children's Well-Child Care Visit Behavioral: Prompting (survey instrument/resources list) (behavior) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Many low-income families have family psychosocial problems such as unemployment, housing difficulties, and food insecurity. Pediatric guidelines that pediatricians should be discussing and assisting these families. However, to date few routine do. The primary hypotheses for this study is that the WE CARE (Well-child care visit, Evaluation, Community resources, Advocacy, Referral, Education)intervention would increase the discussion and referral rates for family psychosocial problems at well-child care visits.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Enhancing a Medical Home for Vulnerable Children by Addressing Family Psychosocial Problems at Well-Child Care Visits: THE WE CARE Project
Study Start Date : March 2006
Study Completion Date : June 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Discussion of family psychosocial problem
  2. Referral of family psychosocial problem
  3. Contacting community resources

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Caregivers of children aged 2 months to 10 years who present for well-child care visit at a pediatric clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking
  • Foster parents
  • Previously enrolled parent
  • No access to telephone

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00397644

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United States, Maryland
Harriet Lane Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
The Commonwealth Fund
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Principal Investigator: Arvin Garg, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Janet Serwint, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00397644    
Other Study ID Numbers: 20060351
First Posted: November 9, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 6, 2007
Last Verified: November 2006
Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins University:
well-child care visit
low-income children
family psychosocial problem