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Family Preventive Visits to Detect Risk Factors in the Family

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01269086
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 27, 2011
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Fundacion Hispanoamericana de Solidaridad
Fundacion MAPFRE
Information provided by:
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a systematic family assessment in adult preventive health visits increases the detection of risk factors in the spouse or adolescent child of the screened person.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Primary Heath Care Preventive Medicine Adolescent Health Services Family Family Practice Behavioral: Family Preventive Visit Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Family Preventive Visits to Detect Risk Factors in the Family
Study Start Date : September 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Usual Care
Traditional care with no systematic assessment of family member´s health problems or risk factors.
Experimental: Family Preventive Visit
Systematic assessment of health diseases or risk factors in the spouse and adolescent child.
Behavioral: Family Preventive Visit
Systematic assessment of health diseases or risk factors in the spouse and adolescent child.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite outcome: Family Risk Factors [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The composite outcome is conformed by: detection of smoking, alcohol, substance abuse, major depression or other mental health disease, high emotional stress, suicide risk in the couple and the adolescent child; and risk of pregnancy, risk of sexually transmitted diseases, risk of eating disorders, risk of school grade repetition or school drop-out in the adolescent child, and the presence of marital or parent-child relationship problems detected by the parent/spouse.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite outcome: Couple Risk Factors [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The composite outcome is conformed by: detection of smoking, alcohol, substance abuse, major depression or other mental health disease, high emotional stress, suicide risk in the couple, and the presence of marital relationship problems detected by the spouse.

  2. Composite outcome: Adolescent Risk Factors [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The composite outcome is conformed by: smoking, alcohol, substance abuse, major depression or other mental health disease, high emotional stress, risk of suicide, risk of pregnancy, risk of sexually transmitted diseases, risk of eating disorders, risk of school grade repetition or school drop-out in the adolescent child, and the presence of parent-child relationship problems detected by the parent.

  3. Type of health plan for follow up [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    The health plan will be categorized in comprehensive bio-psycho-social health plans or only biomedical health plans.

  4. Diagnostic accuracy of adults to diagnose risk factors in their spouse or adolescent child. [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    We will assess sensibility, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, positive and negative likelihood ratios of parents to detect risk factors in their spouse and child.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parents of adolescents between 14-17 years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Living with single parents.
  • Does not accept participating in the study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01269086


Locations
Chile
Centro de Salud Familiar San Alberto Hurtado
Santiago, Chile
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Fundacion Hispanoamericana de Solidaridad
Fundacion MAPFRE
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Diego Garcia-Huidobro, MD Family Medicine Department, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Responsible Party: Diego Garcia-Huidobro, Family Medicine Department, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01269086     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00001
First Posted: January 4, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2011
Last Verified: October 2010

Keywords provided by Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile:
Primary Heath Care
Preventive Medicine
Adolescent Health Services
Spouses
Family
Family Practice