The Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease in School Children in Fiji
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||rheumatic heart disease|
|Sponsor||Queensland Institute of Medical Research|
|Collaborator||National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)|
|Start date||February 2008|
|End date||December 2008|
|Trial size||2000 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00779662, 07- 0070, U01AI60579|
This study is an epidemiological observational cross-sectional study designed to estimate the prevalence of echocardiographically confirmed RHD in school children from 5-14 years of age in Fiji. The study will be conducted in the Central Division of Fiji within a selection of up to16 primary schools located in the Korovou/Tailevu and Rewa/Nausori sub-divisions. School children will be enrolled after informed consent has been obtained. A standard cardiac examination (auscultation) will be performed as part of the routine annual health check by both school nurses, who have attended a training workshop, and by a paediatrician. All children with or without murmur will have a screening echocardiogram performed at a subsequent visit. Children found to have possible, probable or definite RHD or other cardiac pathology on the screening echocardiogram, will have a full echocardiogram performed by the echocardiography technician at the time of the second study visit. They will all also be referred to a paediatric cardiologist for further investigation and management and monitoring . Cases of RHD will be referred to and followed up by the National Fiji RHD register based at CWMH in Suva.
|Observational model||ecologic or community|
Male or female participants from 5 years up to 14 years old.
- Informed consent will be obtained for all participants
- All children between the ages of 5-14 Years are eligible for the study.
|Official title||The Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease in School Children in Fiji|
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