Intervention Arm for Financial Stress

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAFinancial Stress+5 MoreAssigned Interventions - Other
5 - 18
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial tests a "big push" intervention in Black neighborhoods to reduce health disparities of children & adults vs White individuals. This includes greening lots, house remediation, tree planting, trash cleanup, public benefits, financial services, & cash assistance.

Eligible Conditions
  • Financial Stress
  • Well-being
  • Mental Health Wellness
  • Financial Difficulties
  • Health Behaviors
  • Environmental Exposures

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 25 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 24 months

24 months
Average sleep duration
Caregiver-reported child health care utilization, emergency room visits
Caregiver-reported child health care utilization, hospitalization
Caregiver-reported child health care utilization, sick clinic visits
Caregiver-reported child health care utilization, well child visits
Child Health Questionnaire Parent Form 28 (CHQ-PF28) Composite Score
Difficulty paying medical bills
Forgone health care
Health care utilization: emergency room visits
Health care utilization: hospitalizations
Parent-reported child health
Parenting: Anger with child
Parenting: Child bothers parent
Parenting: Difficulty caring for child
Parenting: Handling the day-to-day demands of raising children
Perceived neighborhood cohesion
Perceived safety of child in neighborhood
Rate of low birthweight
Rate of preterm birth
School attendance
School performance
Screen time
Time spent playing outdoors, weekdays
Time spent playing outdoors, weekends
Uninsurance or gaps in insurance
Usual source of care

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control Arm
1 of 2
Intervention Arm
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

480 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Intervention Arm · No Placebo Group · N/A

Intervention Arm
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Assigned Interventions · Intervention Types: Other
Control ArmNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control Arm · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 24 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaOTHER
661 Previous Clinical Trials
7,855,006 Total Patients Enrolled
University of PennsylvaniaLead Sponsor
1,876 Previous Clinical Trials
41,148,359 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Financial Stress
720 Patients Enrolled for Financial Stress
Eugenia South, MD, MSHPPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Pennsylvania
Aditi Vasan, MD, MSHPPrincipal InvestigatorChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Pennsylvania
1 Previous Clinical Trials
378,828 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 5 - 18 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Your guardian or caregiver is knowledgeable about the financial affairs of your household.
You are between the ages of 5 and 18 years.
A parent or legal guardian is at least 18 years old.
Your parental/caregiver figure is capable of exchanging messages via text.
Your parent/caregiver is fluent in English.
The child must be an established inhabitant of the home they are enrolling in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this trial permit individuals over 50 to participate?

"Applicants for this clinical trial must be between 5 years old and 18 years of age." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are there any open recruitment opportunities for this clinical experiment?

"Indeed, the details posted on do show that this current trial is looking for volunteers to participate. The research project was first announced on March 1st 2023 and its most recent update came out of July 3rd 2023. This study requires 480 participants from a single medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Am I eligible to take part in this clinical experiment?

"Candidates between the ages of 5 and 18 who are experiencing financial distress may qualify for this clinical trial. 480 people in total need to be enrolled as part of this study." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

To what extent has patient participation been seen in this clinical exploration?

"Affirmative. The database demonstrates that this trial is in the process of recruiting individuals for participation, with first postings originating on March 1st 2023 and last edits occurring April 7th 2023. This study seeks 480 patients across a single medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.