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Helping Our Premature Infants ON to Better Motor Skills (HOP-ON) (HOP-ON)

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: NCT01281358
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 21, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2015
Action Medical Research
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Nottingham

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE January 5, 2011
First Posted Date  ICMJE January 21, 2011
Last Update Posted Date December 2, 2015
Study Start Date  ICMJE March 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 20, 2011)
Difference in Bayley III motor scales scores [ Time Frame: 12 months corrected age ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Helping Our Premature Infants ON to Better Motor Skills (HOP-ON)
Official Title  ICMJE Development and Evaluation of a Parenting Intervention to Promote Development in Infants Born Very Premature
Brief Summary Infants born very premature have biological risk factors for later developmental coordination disorder. Parental stereotyping of infants as fragile and other environmental factors, such as spending long periods laying on their backs, also contribute to motor delay. This study aims to develop and evaluate a computer-based intervention (Helping Our Premature infants ON to better motor skills - HOP-ON) for parents of preterm infants. HOP-ON will model evidence based strategies to develop infants' fine and gross motor skills, and aims to reduce parental stereotyping. It is hypothesised that infants whose parents receive the HOPON CD-ROM/DVD and Booklet will have better motor skills at 12 months adjusted age compared to those whose parents receive a control CD-ROM/DVD and booklet. Parents of infants born at less than 32 weeks gestation (target n = 138) will be recruited prior to discharge from the neonatal unit and randomised to either HOP-ON or control. The primary outcome is motor score (Bayleys III) at 12 months adjusted age. Other outcomes are parental confidence and perceptions of infant capability at 3 months and quality of movement, infant growth, fine and gross motor movement and parenting stress at 12 months. Data will be analysed blind to study condition and on an intention to treat basis.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Condition  ICMJE Motor Development of Premature Infants
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Other: HOP-ON
    A programme of activities which promote motor development
  • Other: SMILES
    Details are provided on ways for parents to interact with their premature infants
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: HOP-ON intervention
    Participants will receive a CD-ROM (or DVD and booklet if no access to computer) highlighting motor skills which could be encouraged with premature infants
    Intervention: Other: HOP-ON
  • Active Comparator: SMILES
    Participants will received a CD-ROM (or DVD and booklet if no access to a computer) which contains information on interacting with their premature infant
    Intervention: Other: SMILES
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 20, 2011)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE November 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date November 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Preterm infants born less than 32 weeks of gestation, and progressing well enough to have either been recently discharged from hospital, or being discharged from hospital within the next two weeks.
  • Parent/s aged between 16-60 years of age, who have a preterm infant - born less than 32 weeks of gestation.

Both parent and infant inclusion criteria must be met for inclusion in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parent/s of infants who are still receiving hospital care at 3 months adjusted age, and their premature infants who are still receiving hospital care at 3 months adjusted age.
  • Parent/s of multiple births, where the number of infants is greater than two (three of more infants).
  • To avoid excessive travel costs, infants born outside the defined catchment area will be excluded from the study. There are no other exclusion criteria.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE Child, Adult, Older Adult
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United Kingdom
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01281358
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 10027
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party University of Nottingham
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Nottingham
Collaborators  ICMJE Action Medical Research
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account University of Nottingham
Verification Date December 2015

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