Text for Prenatal Health Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01951014|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 26, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Prenatal Attitudes and Beliefs About Health||Other: Social Media Education||Not Applicable|
The purpose of this pilot study is to find out if receiving electronic health information (e.g. text messages and Facebook posts) during pregnancy changes how pregnant teens think about their prenatal health and if fetal and maternal health outcomes can be improved. This study aims to:
- Assess the impact of providing health information to pregnant adolescents (through Facebook and text messages) on fetal and maternal health outcomes across pregnancy.
- Assess maternal nutrition knowledge using a brief questionnaire before and after the social media intervention.
- Evaluate adolescent beliefs, attitudes and influences on dietary, physical activity, and life choices by asking teens to participate in interviews and focus groups.
- Evaluate adolescent beliefs, attitudes and influences on dietary, physical activity and life choices through the perspective of healthcare providers by interviewing allied health workers at the adolescent pregnancy clinic.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Text for Prenatal Health Study|
|Study Start Date :||September 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2014|
Experimental: Teen Social Media Education
See description under intervention description
Other: Social Media Education
Health messages provided via a private Facebook group and cellular text messages will be provided across gestation.
No Intervention: Healthcare Provider Insights
Healthcare providers providing care to pregnant adolescents will serve as key informants to provide an additional perspective for adolescent health beliefs and behaviors.
- Adolescent health attitudes, beliefs, knowledge and behaviors [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in health beliefs and behaviors at 40 weeks ]Teens will receive text messages from study staff and health information will be posted to a private Facebook group page. They will be able to interact with one another and discuss further the topics that are posted to their group page or that they have received via text message. Before they receive any of these messages, they will complete a baseline nutrition knowledge survey and participate in a focus group/interview. Midway through the study, teens will complete a survey about their digital media usage. Close to delivery, the teens will complete a second nutrition knowledge survey and participate in a final focus group/interview. All discussions will be related to diet, physical activity and general behaviors that teens engage in independently for prenatal care. All interviews and focus groups will be recorded so that transcripts can be made and common themes identified.
- Healthcare provider views [ Time Frame: From date of enrollment, up to 40 weeks ]Healthcare providers will be interviewed individually or in focus groups as key informants in order to gain a different view of pregnant adolescent health behaviors. Health professionals will complete a short demographic survey and participate in one interview in which they will be asked about general health advice they share with teens and how they perceive pregnant adolescent health behaviors. All interviews will be recorded so that transcripts can be made and common themes identified.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01951014
|United States, New York|
|Rochester Adolescent Maternity Program Clinic|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14609|
|Principal Investigator:||Corrie Whisner, PhD||Cornell University|