A Health Promotion Campaign Targeting Caregivers of Young Children (TIME)
This project will evaluate the effectiveness of the Take TIME health promotion campaign. The Take TIME (Tobacco free, Injury free, Moving daily, Eating healthy) campaign will target parents and caregivers of children up to 8 years of age.
The study will help answer the following research questions
- Are community organizations able and willing to deliver a health-promotion campaign targeting young children?
- What impact does the Take TIME campaign have on the readiness of the community to support healthy childhoods?
- What impact does the Take TIME campaign have on awareness and achievement of healthier lifestyles for young children?
- Can health promotion initiatives be "institutionalized" within the Municipality and community organizations so that the campaign will continue beyond the study period?
- Are changes in awareness and/or behaviour related to exposure to the Take TIME campaign?
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Take TIME for Your Child's Health: A Health Promotion Campaign Targeting Caregivers of Young Children|
- Awareness and current behaviour [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Household Survey: Randomly selected households will be contacted by telephone to complete the survey questions. The questions address the four key themes of the Take TIME campaign: physical activity, healthy eating, and reducing exposure to injury and tobacco. For each theme, a series of questions are used to assess knowledge, awareness and family behaviour
- Awareness and current behaviour [ Time Frame: Post-Intervention (9 months) ]Household Survey: Randomly selected households will be contacted by telephone to complete the survey questions. The questions address the four key themes of the Take TIME campaign: physical activity, healthy eating, and reducing exposure to injury and tobacco. For each theme, a series of questions are used to assess knowledge, awareness and family behaviour
- Readiness of the community to support healthy childhoods [ Time Frame: Baseline, Post-Intervention (9 months) ]
A Community Readiness Score will be calculated according to the methods of Findholt for each key stakeholder interview completed. Pre- and post-campaign scores will be compared to determine changes in Community Readiness over the timeframe of the Take TIME for Your Child's Health campaign.
This second analysis will seek to obtain descriptive information on community strengths and barriers that might impact the success of the Take TIME intervention, and identify similarities and differences between the perspectives of the leader participants.
|Study Start Date:||September 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Township of Uxbridge
The Take TIME for Your Child's Health campaign will target parents and caregivers of children up to 8 years of age.
Behavioral: Take TIME Health Campaign
No Intervention: Township of Guelph/Ermosa
For a control group the investigators have selected a community that is similar in size, household composition, population density, distance from Toronto and economic status to the Township of Uxbridge.
The Take TIME initiative will be developed and delivered in conjunction with the Township of Uxbridge and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. The Durham Region Health Department, the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, and 35 schools and community organizations have also agreed to collaborate on project activities. The health promotion campaign will occur from October 15, 2010 until May 31, 2011. The campaign activities were developed from the input of parents and programme/care providers gathered during the planning phase of this research.
The impact of the Take TIME campaign will be evaluated in two ways. The overall readiness of the community to support healthy childhoods will be evaluated using the Community Readiness Model, which relies on a series of interviews with key individuals in leadership positions. Awareness and current behaviour among community members will be assessed through the completion of telephone surveys of randomly selected households. Each of these evaluations will be completed twice, before and after delivery of the Take TIME campaign. The pre-campaign evaluations will be completed in September 2010. The post-campaign evaluations, using the same procedures, will be completed in June 2011.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01290848
|The Hospital for Sick Children|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8|
|Township of Uxbridge|
|Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada|
|Principal Investigator:||Brian McCrindle, MD||The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada|