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Parental Education and Children's Screen Time

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04097587
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Su-Ru Chen, Taipei Medical University

Brief Summary:
The study was to investigate the efficacy of a parental educational program on reducing screen use, and improving sleep quality and psychosocial adaptations in children aged 4-6 years.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Screen Time Behavioral: experimental group Other: control group Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
A total of 129 parent-child dyads were randomly allocated to two groups: experimental group (receiving parental education, n=63), and control group (daily activities, n=66). Data were collected before and after intervention. Instruments included screen time, Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire, and Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17. A linear mixed model analysis was used to examine the efficacy of education intervention.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 129 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: A clustered randomized controlled study with a parallel-group design.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Parental Educational Intervention Reduces Screen Time and Improves Sleep Disturbances and Attention Problems in Preschool Children: a Clustered Randomized Controlled Study
Actual Study Start Date : March 13, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 28, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : December 28, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
control group
received standard school classes and usual activities offered at the kindergarten. Briefly, kindergarten activities included daily learning activities, outdoor activities, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and nap time.
Behavioral: experimental group
This program was carried out for 50 min/week over 8 weeks to empower parents with knowledge and self-efficacy about children's screen use, and motivate them to monitor and change their children's screen behaviors. Teaching strategies included lectures, group discussions, reflection, role playing, and peer sharing (Table 1). Topics included 1) parents' and children's screen use, 2) the relationship between network equipment and children's internet use, 3) the positive and negative effects of excessive screen use on children's physical and psychological development, 4) limiting screen use at mealtimes and bedtime, 5) strategies for screen-related devices, 6) alternative activities to screen use, such as board games and outdoor activities, 7) setting a target of appropriate screen times, and 8) encouraging the signing of a contract between parents and children to limit screen time. We also provided parents with a handbook of the course content.
Other Name: parental educational program

Other: control group
received standard school classes and usual activities offered at the kindergarten. Briefly, kindergarten activities included daily learning activities, outdoor activities, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and nap time.
Other Name: usual activity




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. screen time [ Time Frame: one week assessment ]
    children's screen time, was measured by parents as the time children spent watching TV/DVD/videos, playing TV games, and using a computer on weekdays and weekends.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   48 Months to 72 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children aged 4~6 years with screen time of ≥ 2 h/day.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cerebral palsy,
  • mental retardation
  • psychosis
  • Down's syndrome
  • chronic disease
  • hearing impairment.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04097587


Locations
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Taiwan
Su-Ru Chen
Taipei, Taiwan, 110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University

Additional Information:
Publications:
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Responsible Party: Su-Ru Chen, Associate professor, Taipei Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04097587     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: (TMU-JIRB N201803013)
First Posted: September 20, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No