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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%.

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2002
Baby walker injuries
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2003
Lap-belt syndrome
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2004
Bath seats
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2004
Acquired demyelinating syndromes of the central nervous system
Publications
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2004
Acute flaccid paralysis
Publications
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2005
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection ‒ Pre-study survey
Publications
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2005
International adoption
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2005
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) – adolescent depression and side effects
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2006
Complementary and alternative medicine – adverse events
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2007
Magnetic toys
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2008
Pre-travel care
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2008
Renal stones and/or unexplained acute renal failure in infants
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2008
Travel-related illnesses in paediatrics
Publications
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2008
ADR reporting – assessing CPSP surveillance methodology
Publications
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2009
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection – Post-study survey
Publications
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2009
Web-based reporting
Publications
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2009
Antiviral drug use and potential adverse reactions
Publications
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2010
Baby products injury
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2010
Adrenal suppression – asymptomatic
Publications
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2010
Circumcision – complications
Publications
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2011
CPSP resource use
Publications
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2011
Energy drinks – complications
Publications
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2011
Methadone exposure in children and young infants – accidental or intentional
Publications
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2011
Necrotizing enterocolitis in infants
Publications
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2011
Sudden unexplained death in children with epilepsy (SUDEP)
Publications
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2011
Food allergies – behaviours and practices
Publications
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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
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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
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2012
Medication shortages in paediatrics
Publications
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2013
Adverse events following immunizations or contraindications to vaccination – Managing patients
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2013
Adrenal suppression – Post-study survey
Publications
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2013
Paediatric palliative care
Publications
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2014
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
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2014
Exposure to liquid detergent capsules
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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
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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
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
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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
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2016
Neonatal pulse oximetry screening
Publications
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2016
Physician-assisted dying: Infants, children, and adolescents
Publications
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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
All-terrain vehicle (ATV) serious injuries and death

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

Publications
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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

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

Investigators: M Faraci, M Zimmerman

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2017
Vaccine hesitancy and vaccine-preventable diseases

Investigators: K Allen, B Fallon, D Tran

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2017
Providing care to children and youth from military families

Investigators: Heidi Cramm, Alyson Mahar, Linna Tam-Seto, Anne Rowan-Legg