Feasibility Study on the Model School Pediatric Health Initiative Pilot Project

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jonathon Maguire, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01676532
First received: August 21, 2012
Last updated: April 15, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
  Purpose
This is a prospective cross sectional study to assess the feasibility of a school based health centre (SBHC) at Sprucecourt Public School, an inner-city elementary school in Toronto. The SBHC allows inner-city children who face barriers to accessing health care the opportunity to receive health care in their school.The primary aim of this study is to determine utilization of the SBHC. Establishing feasibility of the SBHC would support further development and expansion of this program into other inner city schools.

Condition Intervention
School Board Health Centers
Other: Students attending SBHC

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Feasibility Study on the Model School Pediatric Health Initiative Pilot Project

Further study details as provided by The Hospital for Sick Children:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Enrolled Participants Who Attended SBHC [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The primary objectives are to determine utilization of the SBHC including:

    1. The number of students who are enrolled at the SBHC
    2. The number of enrolled students enrolled who attended the SBHC


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Students Attending SBHC With New Treatment Plans [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Proportion of children seen in the clinic with treatment plans

  • Number of Students Attending SBHC With New Diagnoses [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of students attending SBHC with new diagnoses

  • Number of Referrals Made of Students Attending SBHC [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of referrals of the 127 students who attended the SBHC from 8 months-1 year of the opening of the clinic


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Students Enrolled in SBHC Who Were From the Host School (Sprucecourt) [ Time Frame: 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The number of students who enrolled in SBHC who were from the host school Sprucecourt

  • Sprucecourt Public School Vs Other Participating Schools [ Time Frame: 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To compare the number of students who attend the SBHC from the host school (Sprucecourt Public School) with the number of students who attend the SBHC from the other participating schools

  • Number of Students Triaged From School Support Team Meetings [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The number of students triaged from SST meetings was not collected.

  • Number of Students Referred to SBHC Who Attended SBHC [ Time Frame: 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This data was not collected.

  • Follow-up Appointments [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Attendance at follow-up appoints was not collected.

  • Absenteeism [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Outcome data comparing absenteeism in the school with the year preceding the SBHC was not collected

  • Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)Status [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    OHIP status of students attending the clinic was not reported or collected


Enrollment: 127
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2015
Primary Completion Date: January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Students attending SBHC
Students who attend the SBHC from either Sprucecourt Public School or any other participating schools.
Other: Students attending SBHC
School based health clinic. This is a cohort study as such there is only one group of children who used the SBHC

Detailed Description:
A chart review of the first year of the SBHC was conducted. Feasibility metrics included the number of children who enrolled at the SBHC. Efficacy metrics included the proportion of enrolled children who enrolled at SBHC. Efficacy metrics included the proportion of enrolled children who attended and received new diagnoses and treatment plans
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 12 Years   (Child)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All students of Sprucecourt Public School as well as the fourteen surrounding inner city public schools and their siblings. All children attending the on-site Parenting and Family Literacy Centre.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All students at Sprucecourt Public School and the surrounding fourteen schools, as well as their siblings (ages 0-12 years), who are enrolled at and have consent to attend the SBHC
  • All infants and preschool aged children attending the on-site Parenting and Family Literacy Centre who are enrolled at the SBHC

Exclusion Criteria:

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Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jonathon Maguire, MD The Hospital for Sick Children
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jonathon Maguire, Staff Physician, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01676532     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000025631 
Study First Received: August 21, 2012
Results First Received: November 17, 2015
Last Updated: April 15, 2016
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by The Hospital for Sick Children:
School Board Health Center
Pediatrics

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 23, 2016