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Fathers and Late Preterm Babies Study (FLPTB)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Karen Benzies, University of Calgary Identifier:
First received: January 22, 2010
Last updated: July 29, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
The purpose of this study is to test an educational intervention for first-time fathers of late preterm (34 to 36 weeks gestation) infants.

Condition Intervention
Infant, Premature
Behavioral: Standard Dose
Behavioral: High Dose
Behavioral: Comparison Group

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Fathers and Late Preterm Babies Study: Effects of an Educational Intervention on Fathers' Interactions With Infants Born Between 34 and 36 Weeks Gestation

Further study details as provided by University of Calgary:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Father-infant interaction [ Time Frame: When the infant is 8 months old, adjusting for prematurity ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Parenting stress [ Time Frame: When the infant is 8 months old, adjusting for prematurity ]
  • Perceived quality of parenting [ Time Frame: When the infant is 8 months old, adjusting for prematurity ]

Enrollment: 113
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group A Teal
Two intervention home visits
Behavioral: Standard Dose
Two home visits
Experimental: Group B Purple
Four home visits
Behavioral: High Dose
Four home visits
Sham Comparator: Group C Yellow
Comparison Group (information only)
Behavioral: Comparison Group
One home visit, information only

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Fathers - first-time father, 18 years or older, speak and read English, live with the child's other parent, live within one hours' drive of the university
  • Infants - less than 4 months old, singleton

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fathers - known addictions
  • Infants - one of a multiple birth, required assisted ventilation, had culture-proven sepsis, major surgical procedure, identified major congenital anomalies, chromosomal anomalies, intracranial hemorrhage, neurologic disorder, or perinatal asphyxia.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01056653

Canada, Alberta
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Calgary
  More Information

Additional Information:
Magill-Evans, J., Harrison, M. J., Benzies, K. M., Gierl, M., & Kimak, C. (2007). Effects of parenting education on first-time fathers' skills in interactions with their infants. Fathering, 5, 42-57.

Responsible Party: Karen Benzies, Professor, University of Calgary Identifier: NCT01056653     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E-21846  ACCFCR Grant # 0802INV-Benzies 
Study First Received: January 22, 2010
Last Updated: July 29, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Calgary:
father-child relations
paternal behaviour
early intervention
child-rearing processed this record on February 20, 2017