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A Family Literacy Program for Latino Families

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03941197
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : May 7, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Manuel E. Jimenez, MD, MS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Brief Summary:
A pilot study of a health-focused family literacy program. The program will consist of a series of 8 weekly workshops centered around different health topics (e.g. physical activity) that introduce basic literacy skills. The workshops are designed for children entering kindergarten and their parents

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Literacy Behavioral: Ready and Healthy for Kindergarten Family Literacy program Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This is a pilot study of a health-focused family literacy program. The program consists of 8 weekly health-themed workshops designed to introduce basic literacy skills to children entering Kindergarten and their parents. There will be a pre and post test assessment for participating parents and children. During the 8 weeks, parents will receive 2-3 weekly text messages to reinforce material presented at the weekly workshop.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Ready and Healthy for Kindergarten- A Family Literacy Program for Latino Families
Actual Study Start Date : May 28, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ready and Healthy for Kindergarten Family Literacy Program
Ready and Healthy for Kindergarten Family Literacy Program- 8 weekly parent child workshops with text message reminders
Behavioral: Ready and Healthy for Kindergarten Family Literacy program
Participants will participate in 8 parent-child health-themed literacy workshops. Participants will receive 2-3 text messages per week for 8 weeks.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Acceptability of Intervention Measure (AIM) Questionnaire [ Time Frame: After 8 week period. ]
    Acceptability will be measured using the Acceptability of Intervention Measure (AIM). The AIM consists of 4 questions that assess acceptability. Responses range from 1 (completely disagree) to 5 (completely agree). Scales are created by averaging responses.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. StimQ-Preschool survey [ Time Frame: At enrollment and after 8 week period. ]
    Parent reported measure of the cognitive home environment for children 5 months to 6 years to assess aspects of the home environment that affect child development.

  2. Alphabet knowledge assessment survey [ Time Frame: At enrollment and after 8 week period. ]
    Alphabet knowledge will be assessed.

  3. Sight word knowledge assessment survey [ Time Frame: At enrollment and after 8 week period. ]
    Sight word knowledge will be assessed



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Preferred language is either Spanish or English.
  • Parent or legal guardian of child
  • Parent age 18 or older
  • Willing to accept text messages

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children not entering Kindergarten in Fall 2019 and their parents will be excluded

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03941197


Locations
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United States, New Jersey
Manuel E Jimenez
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08901
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Manuel E Jimenez, MD, MS Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Responsible Party: Manuel E. Jimenez, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03941197     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro2019000570
First Posted: May 7, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Manuel E. Jimenez, MD, MS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:
child development
family literacy program
primary care