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Development of a Functional Assessment for Children and Youth who are Hospitalized

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41HD097844-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41HD097844
Amount: $224,797.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NICHD
Solicitation Number: PA18-575
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-30
Small Business Information
31 CAMPAU CIRCLE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2658
United States
DUNS: 603631842
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 RICHARD MOED
 (617) 780-8815
 richmoed@crecare.com
Business Contact
 RICHARD MOED
Phone: (617) 780-8815
Email: richmoed@crecare.com
Research Institution
 MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
 
55 FRUIT STREET
BOSTON, MA 02114-2696
United States

 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization
Abstract

Development of a Functional Assessment for Children and Youth who are Hospitalized Project Abstract The objective of this project is to develop a marketable clinician reportedjudgement based functional assessmentusing contemporary measurement technology that transforms the assessment of children hospitalized in the USItem response theoryIRTand computer adaptive testCATprinciples will be used to direct the procedures and accomplish the following specific aims of this proposed Phase I projectGenerate assessment items in the functional domains of self caremobility and social cognitive for children who are hospitalizedintensiveacuteand post acute carethrough literature reviewfocus groupsand expert reviewCognitive test all items and produceitem poolsself caremobilitysocial cognitivePilot test the item pools for appropriatenessfeasibility and distributional characteristicsandProduce refined item pools for Phase II calibrationdevelopment and validation of a CAT and short formsGiven the high prevalence of children hospitalized each year and promising emerging medical and rehabilitation interventionsan accurate and efficient assessment of pediatric function is neededThe proposed new measurethe Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory for Hospital UsePEDI Hospitalwill be based on the original PEDI and the PEDI CATmeasures of function used worldwideThe PEDI Hospital will provide a new setting specificfeasibleefficientand responsive measure of function for children of all ages and abilities that can be used across all levels of hospital careThe project team is experienced and successful in identifying market need for clinical assessment and includes internationally recognized leaders in developing and evaluating IRT CAT assessment instrumentsThe PEDIHospital will meet a critical need in hospital care for children and is strongly anticipated to be commercially successfulAchieving the identified aims in this proposed Phase I STTR will provide proof of concept and establish the foundation for Phase II where the end use product of this STTR project will be a marketable PEDI Hospital instrument for the assessment of infantschildrenand youth across alllevels of hospital care Project Narrative The objective of this Phase I STTR is to produce finalrefined item pools for development of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory for Hospital UsePEDI HospitalThis Phase I project will provide proof of concept and establish the foundation for Phase II where the end use product will be a marketable system for the assessment of function for children birth toyearsThe PEDI Hospital will offer a judgement basedclinician reportsetting specificfeasibleefficientand responsive measure of function for children of all ages and abilities to be used across all levels of hospital care with a link to post discharge community assessment

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