Engaging Low-Income Families in Prevention Programs

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Deborah Gross, Rush University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: July 21, 2011
Last updated: May 6, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

The purposes of this study are to (1) study the cost-effectiveness of childcare discounts on increasing parent participation rates in a preventive parent training program called the Chicago Parent Program and (2) evaluate the efficacy of the Spanish-translated version of the Chicago Parent Program in childcare centers serving low-income families with young children.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Parent Training and childcare discount
Other: Parent Training
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Engaging Low-Income Families in Prevention Programs

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Further study details as provided by Rush University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in child behavior problems [ Time Frame: baseline, 3-months, 9-months, 15-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change from baseline to 15 months later on three measures of child behavior problems are used: parent-report (CBCL), teacher-report (CTRF), and observer rating (DPICS)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changing in parenting behavior [ Time Frame: baseline, 3-months, 9-months, 15-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    change from baseline to 15 months later on parent-report measures(parenting self-efficacy, use of corporal punishment) and observer ratings of parent behavior (use of praise, critical statements, commands, physical negative behaviors, physical positive behaviors) are evaluated

  • Participation rate [ Time Frame: baseline and 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Enrollment rate is measured at baseline, and number of intervention sessions attended and degree to which parents were actively engaged in the intervention sessions are measured 3 months later at post-intervention

Enrollment: 323
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: No intervention control
Parents complete surveys only
Experimental: parent training but no discount
parent enrolled in the parent training intervention but do not receive childcare discounts for attending
Behavioral: Parent Training and childcare discount
12-session parent training intervention called the Chicago Parent Program; Childcare discount given in one arm to examine its effect on attendance rate
Other Name: Chicago Parent Program
Experimental: Parent training with discount
parents receive parent training and a childcare discount for attending
Other: Parent Training
12-session group on parenting skills and child behavior management
Other Name: Chicago Parent Program


Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • parent of 2-4 year old child enrolled in participating day care center

Exclusion Criteria:

  • parent previously participated in parent training program
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01405404

United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rush University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Deborah A Gross, DNSc Rush University Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Deborah Gross, M.D., Rush University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01405404     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L05031502, R01NR004085
Study First Received: July 21, 2011
Last Updated: May 6, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Rush University Medical Center:
parenting childcare discounts child behavior
No Intervention Control
Intervention no childcare discount
Intervention with childcare discount

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014