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Effectiveness of Parenting Programs on Child Development and Maternal Well-being in Rural Uganda

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2013 by McGill University
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frances Aboud, McGill University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01906606
First received: July 3, 2013
Last updated: July 18, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of the current study involves the development, implementation and evaluation of a parenting program to target maternal well-being and child health, growth and development in Lira, Uganda. The current study aims to address maternal care within a parenting program as well as parenting practices emphasizing nutrition, hygiene, and psychosocial stimulation through peer-support, practice and problem-solving. Outcomes include child health, growth and development, maternal mental health, mother-child interactions, and maternal-spousal relations.

We hypothesize that:

  1. Children of parents who attend the parenting program will have better health, height and cognitive/language development at post-test, than children whose parents did not have the opportunity to attend parenting sessions.
  2. Parents who attend the parenting program will have more knowledge about child development and provide more home stimulation, dietary diversity and preventive health practices than parents who do not have the opportunity to attend parenting sessions.
  3. Mothers who attend the parenting program will have improved well-being compared to mothers who do not have the opportunity to attend parenting sessions.

Condition Intervention
Child Development
Depression
Behavioral: Parenting Program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effectiveness of Parenting Programs on Child Development and Maternal Well-being in Rural Uganda

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Further study details as provided by McGill University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in Bayley III Language scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and 11 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    receptive and expressive language subtests


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in CES-D [ Time Frame: Baseline and 11 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    maternal depressive symptoms (CES-D) and perceived positive and negative support


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline in child length-for-age [ Time Frame: Baseline and 11 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    length for age


Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Parenting Program
12 session community-based parenting program
Behavioral: Parenting Program
A manualized, community-based 12 session group parenting program, facilitated by a locally recruited volunteer
No Intervention: Control Group
received visual aids on nutrition

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Months to 36 Months
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mothers of children ages 12-24 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • disabled children
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01906606

Contacts
Contact: Daisy R Singla, PhD Candidate 5145574734 daisy.singla@mail.mcgill.ca
Contact: Elias Kumbakumba, MD kumba2kumba@gmail.com

Locations
Uganda
Lira Program Unit, Plan Uganda Recruiting
Lira, Uganda
Contact: Steven O Oprog, MA       Steven.Olum@plan-international.org   
Sub-Investigator: Elias Kumbakumba, MD         
Principal Investigator: Daisy R Singla, PhD Candidate         
Sponsors and Collaborators
McGill University
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Frances Aboud, PhD McGill University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Frances Aboud, Professor, McGill University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01906606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REB#231-1112
Study First Received: July 3, 2013
Last Updated: July 18, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by McGill University:
child nutritional status
child development
maternal depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 29, 2014