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Facilitated Referral for Children Screening Positive for Mental Illness (MI)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00448331
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 16, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to find out how prevalent unidentified Mental Health issues are in the pediatric population that visits the Emergency Department in an urban city.

Condition or disease Phase
Mental Disorders Mentally Ill Persons Emergency Medicine Early Phase 1

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this research study is to find out how many children in the Emergency Room have emotional issues and how many of them go unnoticed. In particular the study looks at how well a questionnaire for children and teenagers, the DISC Predictive Scales, Version IV (DPS-IV) works and what is the best way to ask the questions. In addition, for children aged 9-17 this study will look at families' readiness to seek care when a problem is indicated.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 551 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Facilitated Referral for Children Screening Positive for Mental Illness in the Pediatric Emergency Department and Readiness to Seek Care
Study Start Date : June 2004
Study Completion Date : August 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mental Disorders
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
positive screen, negative screen
Positive screens are those who received positive feedback regarding their answers to a mental illness screening assessment. Negative screens received feedback stating that they did not screen positive for any mental illness.


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Emergency Department patients ages 6-18 who present without any history of mental health issues.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child Must be With Biological Mother
  • Child Presenting to Emergency Department with an Urgent But Stable condition
  • Child must be between the ages of 6 years and 18 years
  • Child must have no prior history of Behavioral Health concerns or diagnoses

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child has prior Behavioral Health history, diagnosis, or concerns
  • Child not between ages of 6 years and 18 years of ages
  • Child presenting without Biological Mother present
  • Child acuity level outside of Urgent But Stable for presenting complaints
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00448331


Locations
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jackie Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00448331     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-9-27
MH063916-03
First Posted: March 16, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati:
Mental Disorders
Mentally Ill Persons
Emergency Medicine
Emergency Department
Screening

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders