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TARGet Kids!: Measuring Nutrition in Young Preschool Children in the Primary Care Practice Setting (TARGet Kids!)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2015 by Patricia Parkin, The Hospital for Sick Children
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01869530
First Posted: June 5, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 17, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patricia Parkin, The Hospital for Sick Children
  Purpose

TARGet Kids! (The Applied Research Group for Kids) is a research study enrolling healthy children aged 0-5 years. The aim of the TARGet Kids! registry is to link early life exposures to health problems including obesity, micronutrient deficiencies, and developmental problems.

TARGet Kids! represents an innovative collaboration between child health researchers and children's primary care doctors (pediatricians and family physicians) to promote research that really matters and create solutions to some of the today's biggest health concerns. The results of this collaborative research study are not only improving the quality of children's healthcare but also the health of children across the country. Coordinated by Sick Kids and St. Michael's Hospital with data management services by the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), TARGet Kids! is the only primary care research network for children in Canada.


Condition
Nutritional Disorders Obesity Development

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 10 Years

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: 10 years (yearly measurements) ]
    Change in BMI over a 10 year follow-up period


Estimated Enrollment: 10000
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2030 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Healthy children

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children are recruited from 9 large pediatric and family medicine primary care practices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Birth to less than 6 years of age
  • Parental consent
  • Attending a TARGet Kids! research network practice

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic illness with the exception of asthma
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01869530


Contacts
Contact: Patricia C Parkin, MD, FRCPC 416-813-6933 patricia.parkin@sickkids.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
St. Michael's Hospital Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Contact: Jonathon Maguire, MD, MSc, FRCPC    416-919-3462    jonathon.maguire@utoronto.ca   
Principal Investigator: Jonathon L Maguire, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Catherine S Birken, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Patricia C Parkin, MD         
Hospital for Sick Children Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Contact: Patricia C Parkin, MD, FRCPC    416-813-6933    patricia.parkin@sickkids.ca   
Principal Investigator: Patricia C Parkin, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Catherine S Birken, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Jonathon L Maguire, MD, MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Patricia Parkin, Staff Paediatrician, The Hospital for Sick Children
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01869530     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000012436
First Submitted: May 28, 2013
First Posted: June 5, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 17, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders