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Stepped Preventive Care to Reduce the Impact of Acute Pediatric Injury

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2009 by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Identifier:
First received: March 22, 2007
Last updated: February 4, 2010
Last verified: February 2009

This study will evaluate the impact of a brief psychosocial intervention delivered to children or adolescents who are hospitalized for an unintentional injury. The intervention is designed to promote psychological recovery and enhance functional outcomes after injury. The study will also provide preliminary data concerning cost-effectiveness of the intervention.

The core study hypotheses are that children receiving the intervention will (1) have lower severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression symptoms at follow-up; (2) show greater adherence to discharge instructions and better health-related quality of life at follow-up, and (3) have higher rates of attendance at scheduled follow-up appointments and lower rates of emergency room utilization and re-hospitalization in the 6 months post-injury, compared to those receiving usual care.

Condition Intervention Phase
Stress Disorders, Posttraumatic
Behavioral: stepped preventive care
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Stepped Preventive Care to Reduce the Impact of Acute Pediatric Injury

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Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • PTSD and depression symptoms in children and parents 6 weeks and 6 months post-injury [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Health-related quality of life 6 weeks and 6 months post-injury [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adherence with medical discharge instructions [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Health service utilization over the 6 months post-injury [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 270
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
receiving Stepped Preventive Care intervention
Behavioral: stepped preventive care
2 targeted assessments (T1: in hospital within a few days of injury; T2: two weeks post-discharge) are administered by nurse or social worker, and determine need for additional assistance modules. Additional modules include case management, care coordination, assistance with child and family coping with injury/distress, and trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) beginning at 4-6 weeks post-injury if needed.

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a stepped care model for prevention of psychosocial distress (especially posttraumatic stress) after injury. The model includes screening for risk, standard follow-up with those at risk, and additional evidence-based interventions matched to individual need.

The study will evaluate the impact of the intervention on psychosocial outcomes (PTSD and depression symptoms); as well as health outcomes (adherence to discharge instructions, health-related quality of life), and will provide preliminary data to inform cost-effectiveness analyses by describing the costs of providing the intervention and examining its impact on subsequent health service utilization.

Study Design: 180 children at risk for persistent psychosocial distress post-injury, based on a screening assessment, will be randomized to the Stepped Preventive Care intervention or usual care. An additional comparison group of 90 low risk children will also receive usual care and be followed for assessment.


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 8 to 17
  • Admitted to hospital for treatment of unintentional injury
  • Sufficient English fluency to participate in an interview
  • Family has access to a telephone (for telephone follow-up contacts)

Exclusion criteria:

  • Child's medical status or cognitive functioning precludes participating in an interview
  • Child has moderate to severe head injury, defined as GCS <= 12
  • Child's injury involved family violence or abuse (physical or sexual)
  • No parent or guardian available to consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00451282

United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Principal Investigator: Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  More Information

No publications provided by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Nancy Kassam-Adams / Principal Investigator, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Identifier: NCT00451282     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-9-4974, R49-CE000987-01
Study First Received: March 22, 2007
Last Updated: February 4, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders
Stress Disorders, Traumatic processed this record on March 03, 2015