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One-time surveys

As not all research questions warrant a complete study, the CPSP institutes one time survey questions. Available to investigators as a cost-effective, well-established epidemiological tool to survey Canadian paediatricians and paediatric subspecialists on a one time basis, survey questions can:

  • Capture a signal; e.g., baby walkers, infant bath seats
  • Identify the prevalence of a problem; e.g., travel-related illnesses in paediatrics
  • Justify need for a complete study; e.g., lap-belt syndrome, international adoption
  • Answer a specific emerging public health concern; e.g., renal stone disease associated with melamine-contaminated products
  • Verify participants’ reactions to a drug warning; e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
  • Document pre- and post-disease knowledge; e.g., acquired demyelinating syndromes of the CNS, and congenital cytomegalovirus infection
  • Explore World Health Organization’s quality assurance criteria on acute flaccid paralysis
  • Collect meaningful medical/public health data and possibly impact a change in public policy and medical management

Once approved by the Steering Committee, the one-time survey question is sent to all participants. Collected results are forwarded to the investigator for data analysis. As no reminder mechanism is in place for one-times surveys, response rates vary from between 25% and 50%.

Open
2017
Vaccine hesitancy and vaccine-preventable diseases

Investigators: K Allen, B Fallon, D Tran

Open
2017
Chlorhexidine gluconate antiseptics and chemical skin injuries (including burns) in neonates

Investigators: M Faraci, M Zimmerman

Open
2017
Cannabis for medical purposes among Canadian children and youth

Investigators: R Bélanger, C Grant, E Donner, M Rieder, V Breakey, J Laflamme, AM Pinard

Open
2016
All-terrain vehicle (ATV) serious injuries and death

Principal investigators: P Gill, T McLaughlin, D Rosenfield, C Moore Hepburn, N Yanchar, S Beno

Publications
Open
2016
Medical and mental health issues in Syrian refugee children and youth

Principal investigator: Dr. Charles P.S. Hui, MD, Associate Professor, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Division of Infectious Diseases, CHEO, 401 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, Ontario  K1H 8L1; tel.: 613-737-7600, Ex. 2651; chui@cheo.on.ca 

Co-investigators: K Pottie, T Audcent, A Banerji, T Barozzino, M Beiser, L Auger, C Moore Hepburn, M Rashid, and A Rowan-Legg  

Publications
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2016
Physician-assisted dying: Infants, children, and adolescents
Publications
Open
2016
Neonatal pulse oximetry screening
Publications
Open
2015
Inhalation of e-cigarettes and ingestion of e-liquid

Principal investigators: Sarah A Richmond, PhD, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto ON M3J 1P3, tel. 416-736-2100 ext. 77211, sarah.a.richmond@gmail.com; Alison Macpherson, PhD, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto ON M3J 1P3, tel. 416-736-2100 ext. 77211, alison3@yorku.ca
Co-investigators: Pike I, Maguire JL

Publications
Open
2015
Vaccine hesitancy

Principal investigator: Dat Tran, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave., Toronto ON M5G 1X8; tel.: 416-813-6268; dat.tran@sickkids.ca
Co-investigators: Allan K, Maguire J, Crowcroft N, Desai S, Dubé E, Fallon B, Newman P

Publications
Open
2015
Vitamin D deficiency rickets

Principal investigator: Leanne M. Ward, MD, FRCPC, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, 401 Smyth Rd, Ottawa ON K1H 8L1; tel.: 613-737-7600; lward@cheo.on.ca
Co-investigators: Ma J, Ladhani M, Greene-Finestone L, Zlotkin S

Publications
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2015
Approach to minor injuries in non-ambulatory children

Principal investigator: Rachel Barrett, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-2, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University; IWK Health Centre, 58250/580 University Ave, Halifax NS B3K 6R8; tel. 902-470-8222; fax 902-470-7761; barrettra5@gmail.com
Co-investigators: Hanes L, Ornstein AE

Publications
Open
2014
Exposure to liquid detergent capsules
Open
2014
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
Open
2013
Paediatric palliative care
Publications
Open
2013
Adrenal suppression – Post-study survey
Publications
Open
2013
Adverse events following immunizations or contraindications to vaccination – Managing patients
Open
2012
Medication shortages in paediatrics
Publications
Open
2012
Growth charts
Publications
  • Use of growth charts in Canada: A National Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program survey 2015
  • A national survey of the opinions of Canadian paediatric health care providers regarding the WHO and CDC growth charts 2013
  • CPSP 2012 Results 2012
Open
2012
Concussion management
Publications
  • Concussion management by Canadian paediatricians: A national survey 2013
  • Concussion management by paediatricians: A national survey of Canadian paediatricians 2014
  • Concussion management by Canadian paediatricians: A national survey 2013
  • CPSP 2012 Results 2012
  • A ‘knock on the noggin’ 2013
Open
2011
Food allergies – behaviours and practices
Publications
Open
2011
Sudden unexplained death in children with epilepsy (SUDEP)
Publications
Open
2011
Necrotizing enterocolitis in infants
Publications
Open
2011
Methadone exposure in children and young infants – accidental or intentional
Publications
Open
2011
Energy drinks – complications
Publications
Open
2011
CPSP resource use
Publications
Open
2010
Circumcision – complications
Publications
Open
2010
Adrenal suppression – asymptomatic
Publications
Open
2010
Baby products injury
Open
2009
Antiviral drug use and potential adverse reactions
Publications
Open
2009
Web-based reporting
Publications
Open
2009
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection – Post-study survey
Publications
Open
2008
ADR reporting – assessing CPSP surveillance methodology
Publications
Open
2008
Travel-related illnesses in paediatrics
Publications
Open
2008
Renal stones and/or unexplained acute renal failure in infants
Open
2008
Pre-travel care
Open
2007
Magnetic toys
Open
2006
Complementary and alternative medicine – adverse events
Open
2005
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) – adolescent depression and side effects
Open
2005
International adoption
Open
2005
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection ‒ Pre-study survey
Publications
Open
2004
Acute flaccid paralysis
Publications
Open
2004
Acquired demyelinating syndromes of the central nervous system
Publications
Open
2004
Bath seats
Open
2003
Lap-belt syndrome
Open
2002
Baby walker injuries