Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials

CORE-Kids: Development of a core outcome set for fractures sustained by children

General Information

Fractures are common in children with 1/3 children suffering a fracture before their 17th birthday. The cost of childhood injuries to the NHS has been estimated to be more £275million with additional costs to families and impacts on childhood participation and opportunities.

There is a lack of evidence to guide the management of childhood fractures. This is compounded by a lack of a core outcome set to guide triallists in producing high quality trials that can be combined into meta-analyses.

The aim of this project is to deliver a core outcome set for childhood fractures and evaluate outcome measures for use in a trial of ankle fractures.

Ben Ollivere (Supervisor)
Ben Marson (PhD PI)
Marilyn James
Brigitte Scammell
Kathryn Price
James Hunter

Further Study Information

Current Stage:
January 2019 - October 2022
Funding source(s):
To be confirmed

Health Area

Disease Category
Orthopaedics & trauma

Disease Name

Target Population

Age Range
0 - 16


Nature / type of Intervention


Consensus meeting
Delphi process
Literature review
Systematic review

The candidate outcomes will be identified through a systematic review of previous trials and qualitative studies. This will be supplemented with qualitative interviews with families who have experience of managing fractures.
A Delphi survey and consensus meeting will be used to reduce the outcomes into a core outcome set for childhood fractures.

Stakeholders Involved

Consumers (patients)
Service providers
Service users

Study Type

COS for clinical trials or clinical research
COS for practice

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