Preventing Child Maltreatment Through A Cellular-Phone Technology-Based Parenting Program

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01294475
First received: February 10, 2011
Last updated: May 7, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
  Purpose

The goal of this project is to examine the effects of the use of cellular-phone technology in conjunction with a parenting program entitled "Planned Activities Training (PAT)" on participant enrollment, engagement, and motivation for the PAT intervention, as well as on parent and child outcomes.


Condition Intervention Phase
Child Maltreatment
Behavioral: Planned Activities Training
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Preventing Child Maltreatment Through A Cellular-Phone Technology-Based Parenting Program

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Child Maltreatment [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 371
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cell Phone Enhanced Parent Training
Cell phones will be provided to mothers participating in Planned Activities Training.
Behavioral: Planned Activities Training
Mothers will be provided a parenting intervention, Planned Activities Training (PAT). Some of the mothers will receive the PAT intervention enhanced with a cell phone.

Detailed Description:

The current project will employ a 3-group experimental design with random assignment of parents to one of three groups: Planned Activities Training as usual (PAT); Cellular Phone Enhanced PAT (CPAT), or a no-intervention control group. Two cohorts of high-risk mother-child dyads (low education or mother adolescent at time of birth) will be recruited. In years 1 and 2, the first cohort of participants will be recruited in Kansas City, MO and South Bend, IN from an ongoing longitudinal descriptive study of child neglect, which has tracked risk and protective factors since the child's birth (n=180). During years 3 and 4, a second cohort of matched high risk mothers (operationally defined the same as for cohort 1) will be recruited from Head Start programs within the same two communities (n=180). Families in both cohorts will be enrolled when the first family child is between the ages of 4 and 6 years.

Participants assigned to the intervention groups will receive intervention services in the home setting and will be assessed prior to the intervention, as well as at 1-, 6-, and 12- month post-intervention time points. The control group participants will complete assessments at similar time points to the intervention groups. Several outcomes will be examined in order to measure intervention effects, including child maltreatment risk and occurrences, parent behaviors, and child behaviors. These outcomes will be collected utilizing a multi-method approach that will involve parent interview, parent-report and self-report measures, mother-child observation, and review of local CPS system records. For those parents participating in an intervention group, data will also be collected on maternal engagement, retention, fidelity, and dosage with regard to the intervention. Lastly, program and participant costs will be examined to determine the cost-effectiveness of including a technological component with this existing parenting program. It is expected that the knowledge generated through this study will aid in the improvement of parenting interventions targeting the prevention of child maltreatment.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion:

  • Women between the ages of 15-18 at the time of their first child's birth OR between the ages of 22-35 years at the time of their first child's birth, with no formal education beyond high school or GED
  • Mothers' oldest biological child should be between 4 and 6 years
  • Families anticipate living in the 50 mile vicinity of Kansas City or South Bend for the next 18 months
  • Primary caregiver should be functionally literate.
  • Must speak English or Spanish fluently.

Exclusion:

  • Mother has a major medical illness that could interfere with her ability to participate in a 2-year project
  • Mother currently lives in a treatment program or rehab center
  • Mother has a serious mental illness
  • Mother lives in a group home or correctional program.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01294475

Locations
United States, Kansas
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, United States, 66045
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judy Carta, Ph.D. University of Kansas
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01294475     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCIPC-5054
Study First Received: February 10, 2011
Last Updated: May 7, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014