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Mom Power is an Attachment Based Parenting Program for Families and Their Children (MP)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01554215
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 14, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 1, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maria Muzik, University of Michigan

Brief Summary:
Mom Power is a weekly attachment based parenting program aimed to increase parenting and self-care skills for families.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parenting Behavioral: Mom Power Intervention Group Behavioral: Mom Power Attentional Control Group Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 419 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 of Mom Power: Attachment Based Parenting and Self-Care Skills Program
Study Start Date : September 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Parenting

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mom Power Intervention Group
Participants that are randomly assigned to be in the intervention group will be invited to learn about parenting and self-care skills information at a community location, facilitated by two trained and experienced clinicians in a group setting. They will benefit from the en-vivo experience of being supported as a parent and will receive feedback and support about their challenges and strengths in parenting.
Behavioral: Mom Power Intervention Group
attachment-based parenting program for parents in community setting led by trained and experienced facilitators.
Other Names:
  • attachment
  • mom power
  • intervention group

Active Comparator: Mom Power Attentional Control Group
Participants randomly assigned to this group will receive parenting and self-care skills information through the mail weekly.
Behavioral: Mom Power Attentional Control Group
at home control, weekly mailings
Other Names:
  • attachment
  • attentional control
  • at home control
  • parenting

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Psychopathology [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    participants are asked to complete questionnaires related to psychopathology such as depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Parenting [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Measures looking at parental bonding, parenting self-efficacy and feelings of helplessness will be assessed. In addition, videotaped sessions of parent and child engaging in play will be coded and assessed.

  2. Maternal Mental Representations [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Participants participate in a structured interview asking about their relationship with their child. Interviews are coded and classified relating to attachment style.

  3. Connection to Care [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Participants will be referred to community agencies for resources based on need during their involvement with Mom Power. The referrals, follow-up with referrals and health care utilization will be tracked to determine engagement with resources.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants ages 15+ years with at least one child , interested in learning about parenting and willing to attend weekly sessions in group setting.
  • Participants must be willing to be both videotaped and audio taped for research purposes
  • must speak English as their first language.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with no children 0-6 or younger than 15. Participants not willing to attend weekly sessions or participate in group/at home control.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01554215

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United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
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Principal Investigator: Maria Muzik, MD University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Maria Muzik, Perinatal Psychiatrist, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT01554215     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Mom Power
First Posted: March 14, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 1, 2016
Last Verified: March 2012
Keywords provided by Maria Muzik, University of Michigan:
child behavior