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The MOM Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This study has been completed.
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Identifier:
First received: September 29, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2005
History: No changes posted
The purpose of the MOM Program is to promote child development by helping families become more competent in accessing and using available resources. The program focuses are childhood immunizations, Early Intervention services, lead screening, Early Head Start and Head Start enrollment. The hypothsis is that children receiving the intervention will participate in more of the public services and primary healthcare activities which have been shown to be effective in improving their development.

Condition Intervention Phase
Child Development Behavioral: professional support model Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The MOM Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • child intelligence, 33 months of age

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • At child age 33 months: maternal intelligence
  • At child age 33 months:caregiver depression
  • At child age 33 months: childhood immunization completion At child age 33 months: Early Intervention usage

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: July 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2004
Detailed Description:
The MOM Program is a 3 year randomized controlled trial of mothers and newborns. At enrollment subjects are given a questionnaire to assess self efficacy and a non-verbal test of intelligence. Program personnel are blind to the results of this testing. Test results will be used in data analysis at the end of the study to compare outcomes of the intervention and control groups and to assess how mothers with impaired cognitive ability have benefited from participation in the study.The Intervention consists of frequent phone calls and home visits to encourage mothers to have their babies immunized on schedule and to participate in needed developmental and educational services. At 33 months of age all children receive a developmental assessment.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 3 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria: mothers from West and South Philadelphia who have given birth on the post-partum unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania during the six month enrollment period from July, 2001 to Jan, 2002..

Exclusion Criteria: women or infants who are critically ill, those involving multiple births (ie twins), and women who are solely non-English speaking.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00230555

United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Principal Investigator: Donald F Schwarz, M.D. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  More Information Identifier: NCT00230555     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001-4-2388
Study First Received: September 29, 2005
Last Updated: September 29, 2005

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:
child, preschool
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