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Infant Nutrition: Evaluation of an Educational Touchscreen Computer Program

This study has been completed.
University of Maryland
Academic Pediatric Association
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First received: January 6, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2010
History: No changes posted

The investigators are recruiting participants for a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the usability and educational value of a nutrition education touchscreen computer program targeting Spanish-speaking Latina caregivers of children 2 and under.

Participants will be randomized to the intervention group - use the computer program and the control group - do not use the program. They will be asked basic demographic questions, nutrition knowledge questions and computer users will be asked usability questions.

Objectives are

  1. Evaluate the subjective and objective usability of the touchscreen computer.
  2. Determine whether health knowledge on nutrition topics is enhanced through the use of the computer modules.

Condition Intervention
Other: Computer Use

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Infant Nutrition: Evaluation of an Educational Touchscreen Computer Program for Use in a Spanish-speaking Population of Caregivers of Young Children (APA Phase II)

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Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Computer Use
Participants use the computer with the infant/toddler nutrition/feeding education modules
Other: Computer Use
Participants use the computer with the 5 modules on infant/toddler feeding/nutrition
No Intervention: Control
Only answers survey questions.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 1. Have a child 2 and under in their care 2. Consider themselves Latina 3. Are Spanish-speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

Exclude if child has major medical issues interfering with feeding

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01272492

United States, Maryland
Children's medical Practice
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21224
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland
Academic Pediatric Association
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Darcy Thompson MD MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Identifier: NCT01272492     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00035707
Study First Received: January 6, 2011
Last Updated: January 6, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on November 20, 2014