Functional Recovery in Critically Ill Children, the Wee-Cover Multicentre Study
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||pediatric critical illness|
|Collaborator||McMaster Children's Hospital|
|Start date||August 2014|
|End date||July 2016|
|Trial size||182 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02148081, 14-214|
When children suffer from a critical-illness, the investigators focus on resuscitating and saving lives. Once these children leave the pediatric intensive care unit, very little is known about what happens to them - how long it takes for them to recover, how families cope, and what factors that impede their recovery. The specific objective of this research project is to evaluate how children and their families recover after a critical illness.
Research Hypotheses: Following a critical illness in children, 1) the rate and degree of health and functional recovery is influenced by the following factors: age, pre-admission co-morbid status, critical illness severity, discharge functional status, and time to initiating acute rehabilitation; 2) functional recovery is influenced by caregiver burden and health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL).
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other countries||No locations recruiting|
time frame: In the first 6 months following Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Discharge
Predictors of Functional Recovery
time frame: 6 months post PICU discharge
Additional components of functional health
time frame: The first 6 months post PICU discharge
Male or female participants from 12 months up to 17 years old.
- Age over 12 months to 17 years
- Admitted to PICU for at least 48 hours
- ≥ one organ dysfunction on admission
- Informed consent of patient/substitute decision maker, and patient assent were appropriate
- Patients transferred directly from a neonatal intensive care unit prior to discharge home
- Patients who are already mobilizing well, or are at baseline functional status at time of screening
- Previous enrolment into this study
- Language barrier (i.e. no access to translation services)
|Official title||Functional Recovery in Critically Ill Children - a Longitudinal Multicentre, Mixed-Methods Study|
|Principal investigator||Karen Choong, MB, BCh, MSc|
|Description||The Specific Objective of this study is to evaluate the trajectory of health and functional outcomes in children following a critical illness, define poor functional recovery, and evaluate predictors of poor recovery. The Research Questions for this study are: 1) What are the health and functional outcomes in children affected by a critical illness, at 3 and 6 months following Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) discharge? 2) What defines poor functional recovery? 3) What are predictors of poor functional recovery in critically ill children? 4) What are the most important and relevant outcomes in critically ill children, from the patient and caregiver's point of view? Study Design: Prospective Observational Mixed Methods Longitudinal Cohort Study Study Setting: Two Academic Pediatric Centres in Canada - McMaster Children's Hospital and London Health Sciences Centre.|
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