Brief Primary Care Intervention Helps Parents With Discipline
Play Nicely, is a 40 minute, interactive, media-rich, CD ROM that teaches parents, health care professionals, counselors, and child care workers/teachers the basics in aggression management for children ages 1-7. For more information about the program and to review results of previous studies, see www.playnicely.org. The objective of this study is to determine if using this brief intervention during the well child visit can affect parents' plans to discipline their children.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Brief Primary Care Intervention Helps Parents With Discipline|
- As a result of the well child visit, parents' plans to change how they discipline their children. [ Time Frame: Same day as well child visit. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Parents' report of number of minutes of discussion between physician and parent about childhood behavior or discipline. [ Time Frame: Same day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Placebo Comparator: Control
Routine primary care.
Routine primary care.
|Experimental: Multimedia intervention||
Behavioral: Play Nicely program
The intervention was the Play Nicely program, a multimedia educational program. Permission to demonstrate the program to multiple viewers was obtained from the copyright holder. English speaking caregivers viewed the 2nd English language edition and Spanish speaking caregivers viewed the Spanish edition. In the program, there are 16 options (20 options in the Spanish version) to respond to the hypothetical situation of witnessing a young child have hurtful behavior toward another child. Caregivers in the intervention group were instructed to view 4 of the interactive options of their choosing. On average, it takes 1 minute to view one option. Parents in the control group received routine primary care with their pediatrician.