Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
150

Inclusion Criterias

At least 18 years of age
Speak/read English
Speak/read Spanish
...
At least 18 years of age
Speak/read English
Speak/read Spanish
Visiting the consenting clinician

Exclusion Criterias

Patients feeling unwell (self-report)
New patients coming for first visit
Inability of the research staff to offer study details in privacy
...
Patients feeling unwell (self-report)
New patients coming for first visit
Inability of the research staff to offer study details in privacy
Patient accompanied by a family member for interpretation

Summary

Conditions
Mental Health Disorders
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 125 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

The iCAS tool is a health-risk assessment survey that is completed by adult patients using touch-screen iPad device in their waiting time before seeing their clinician (family physician or nurse practitioner). The computer program generates tailored risk-report for the clinician and a simple recomme...

The iCAS tool is a health-risk assessment survey that is completed by adult patients using touch-screen iPad device in their waiting time before seeing their clinician (family physician or nurse practitioner). The computer program generates tailored risk-report for the clinician and a simple recommendation sheet for the patient, with community resources and health information, at the point of care. The iCAS tool currently includes validated screening scales for depression, generalized anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse. There are some questions on the social determinants of mental health as well. The current versions of the tool are in English and Spanish; a Chinese language version will also be developed.

Inclusion Criterias

At least 18 years of age
Speak/read English
Speak/read Spanish
...
At least 18 years of age
Speak/read English
Speak/read Spanish
Visiting the consenting clinician

Exclusion Criterias

Patients feeling unwell (self-report)
New patients coming for first visit
Inability of the research staff to offer study details in privacy
...
Patients feeling unwell (self-report)
New patients coming for first visit
Inability of the research staff to offer study details in privacy
Patient accompanied by a family member for interpretation

Locations

Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02023957
Collaborators
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • North York General Hospital
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Farah Ahmad, PhD York University
  • Farah Ahmad, PhD York University