Evaluation of a Video-Based Media Series to Promote Effective Parenting (ParentMedia)

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00611832
First received: February 6, 2008
Last updated: March 27, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
  Purpose

Researchers are developing and experimentally evaluating two variants of a 10-episode, brief (12 minutes per episode), infotainment-style television series targeted at parenting practices, to determine the potential value of television for bringing evidence-based parenting practices to parents. The study compares an "information-only" version of the television series against an "enhanced" version that is designed to actively promote parents' adoption of the targeted strategies. Both versions of the series are compared against a waitlist control group. The media series is derived from the Triple P Positive Parenting Program.


Condition Intervention
Childhood Disruptive Behavior Problems
Behavioral: Triple P Media Series -- Standard "Information-Only" version
Behavioral: Triple P Media Series -- Enhanced "Behavior Activation" version

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of a Video-Based Media Series to Promote Effective Parenting

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Further study details as provided by Oregon Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Child problem behavior: measured by the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (Eyberg & Ross, 1978), phone interview, and observation coding from a structured lab task procedure [ Time Frame: baseline, immediate post, 6-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Problematic parenting practices: measured by the Parenting Scale (Arnold et al., 1993), phone interview, and observation coding from a structured lab task procedure [ Time Frame: baseline, immediate post, 6-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Parent knowledge: Triple P Parenting Quiz [ Time Frame: baseline, immediate post, 6-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Parental attributions for child misbehavior: Parent's Attributions for Child's Behavior Measure (Pidgeon & Sanders, 2004) [ Time Frame: baseline, immediate post, 6-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Parental self-efficacy: Problem Behavior and Setting Checklist (Sanders & Wooley, 2005) [ Time Frame: baseline, immediate post, 6-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Parental stress: Depression Anxiety Stress Scale, Short Form (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995) [ Time Frame: baseline, immediate post, 6-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 318
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Standard
Standard "information-only" version of the television series that includes only modeling and demonstration of the targeted parenting skills
Behavioral: Triple P Media Series -- Standard "Information-Only" version
10 episodes, 12 minutes per episode, 2 episodes viewed per week for a total of 5 weeks. Demonstrates parenting practices for effectively handling a range of difficult child behaviors.
Experimental: Enhanced
Enhanced "behavior activation" version of the television series that includes all of the content of the standard "information-only" version, but is also designed to actively promote parental behavior change, through additional content elements addressing attributions, self-efficacy and expectancies, social support, and emotional reactivity.
Behavioral: Triple P Media Series -- Enhanced "Behavior Activation" version
10 episodes, 12 minutes per episode, 2 episodes viewed per week for a total of 5 weeks. Demonstrates parenting practices for effectively handling a range of difficult child behaviors; includes specific content elements designed to promote parents' adoption of the targeted parenting skills
No Intervention: Control
Waitlist control

Detailed Description:

The mass media, and television in particular, hold significant potential as part of a population-wide strategy for bringing evidence-based parenting practices to a broad range of parents experiencing challenges raising their children. The potential of television for affecting parenting has received very little research attention, however; thus, little is known about how media messages to affect parenting practices might be optimally designed. This study will develop and experimentally evaluate two variants of a 10-episode, brief (12 minutes per episode), infotainment-style television series targeted at parenting practices, derived from the Triple P—Positive Parenting Program (Sanders, 1999). A sample of 300 families of children ages 3-6 years with somewhat elevated disruptive behavior problems will be randomized to (a) receive a standard "information-only" version of the series that includes only modeling and demonstration of target parenting skills, (b) receive an enhanced "behavior activation" version of the series designed to actively promote parental behavior change, through elements addressing attributions, self-efficacy and expectancies, social support, and emotional reactivity, or (c) a waitlist control group. Measures of parents' parenting practices, cognitions, affect, and social support, and children's disruptive behavior problems, will be obtained at baseline, post-intervention, and 6-month follow-up. The relative efficacy of the standard and enhanced versions of the Triple P Media Series in improving these outcomes will be examined, as well as moderators of these effects, such as baseline level of behavior problems and parental stress. This study will further our understanding of the potential value of television programming for improving parenting practices.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • parent(s) living with a child 3 to 6 years old
  • child scores 1 or more standard deviations above the mean on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory
  • English speaking
  • parent at least 20 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • currently receiving any other structured parenting intervention (home visits, parenting classes, individual parent training, family therapy)
  • father-only households
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00611832

Locations
United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97403
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Carol W Metzler, PhD Oregon Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Oregon Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00611832     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DA021307, R01DA021307
Study First Received: February 6, 2008
Last Updated: March 27, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Oregon Research Institute:
behavior problems
children
prevention
television
media
parenting

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 18, 2014