A Parenting and Self-Care Intervention for HIV Infected Mothers (IMAGE)
The IMAGE intervention was developed to improve parenting and self-care skills in mothers infected with HIV. It is expected that an improvement in these areas will in turn improve the mother's physical and mental health as well as the child's mental health and behavioral adjustment.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
|Official Title:||A Parenting Intervention for HIV+ Moms: The IMAGE Program|
- Targeted Behaviors, Practices, and Skills and Maternal and Child Health [ Time Frame: 3-months, 6-months, and 12-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Specific targets of the intervention, including parenting practices, parenting behaviors, and self care skills, will be evaluated. In addition, the mother's physical and mental health and the child's mental health and behavioral adjustment will be evaluated.
- Parenting Self-efficacy [ Time Frame: 3-months, 6-months, and 12-months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Perceptions of effectiveness in the parental role and general parenting self-efficacy will be assessed.
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: IMAGE Intervention
mothers are provided the IMAGE Parenting and Self-Care intervention
Behavioral: IMAGE Intervention
Mothers in the intervention will receive four individual intervention sessions with a facilitator. The sessions will cover parenting and self care skills.
No Intervention: Control
Worldwide, close to half the adults living with HIV are women and a large proportion of these women are of child-bearing age. Whereas anyone living with HIV faces the physical challenges of living with a chronic disease, as well as the material and social impact of the stigma associated with the disease, mothers living with HIV must also meet the demands of childrearing while mitigating the negative impact of the disease upon their family. Mothers with HIV report that this is their greatest source of stress. Moreover, children of these mothers, growing up with a parent with a chronic, stigmatized, and often fatal disease, are considered a high-risk group. The IMAGE intervention was designed to improve parenting and self-care skills in mothers with HIV in order to improve the mother's physical and mental health as well as the child's mental health and behavioral adjustment.
|United States, California|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90025-7539|