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Nutrition Knowledge for Spanish-speaking Parents

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Darcy Thompson, Johns Hopkins University Identifier:
First received: February 15, 2011
Last updated: March 28, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

Providing child nutrition information is a major goal of every pediatric well-child visit. Unfortunately, due to a wide array of issues, doing this effectively during clinic visits is challenging and insufficient. It is because of this that some have looked for innovative ways to enhance the delivery of this information. One such way is the use of touch screen computer programs containing nutritional information. Several studies have documented the value of patients receiving health information in such a manner.

Nonetheless, the use of this medium has not been well studied in Spanish-speaking care providers of young children. The investigators recently conducted a study that evaluated user's perception of the usability of such technology, finding that most users thought that the touchscreen was easy to use, despite their low computer confidence levels. The investigators also evaluated the impact of using nutrition modules on user's nutrition knowledge, finding that immediately after use; participant's nutrition knowledge was improved. I now propose to evaluate this technology further through a 4 armed randomized controlled trial. The goal here is to evaluate the longer term impact of the educational modules on nutrition knowledge and the impact, if any, of additional web access to the modules, on longer term knowledge. A secondary goal is to better understand nutritional habits in this population and perceptions of weight.

Condition Intervention
Dental Caries
Other: Kiosk
Other: paper
Other: Kiosk PLUS paper
Other: Kiosk PLUS web

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Nutrition Knowledge for Spanish-speaking Parents: Evaluation of Paper Handouts, Computer Modules and Web Modules

Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge score [ Time Frame: Day 14 ]
    Knowledge score on the nutrition survey will be compared across groups at this time point.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • knowledge score [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]
    Knowledge score on the nutrition survey will be compared between the paper group and the kiosk group.

  • Knowledge score [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Knowledge score on the nutrition survey will be compared across groups at this time point - 2 months.

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Kiosk Other: Kiosk
Touchscreen computer containing three educational modules in Spanish on infant/toddler juice intake, milk, and solid/foods
Active Comparator: Paper Other: paper
Participants will receive a paper handout with nutrition educational information.
Active Comparator: Kiosk PLUS paper Other: Kiosk PLUS paper
Individuals will use the 3 computer modules on a touchscreen and receive the information on a paper handout.
Active Comparator: kiosk PLUS web Other: Kiosk PLUS web
Participants will utilize the 3 modules on the touchscreen computer and be given a piece of paper that includes information on how to see this information again on the internet. Participants will be asked to view the modules on the web.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self identify as Latino/a
  • Spanish-speaking
  • Over 18 years old
  • Primary caregiver to a child 2 years old and under

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child 2 years old and under has significant medical issue requiring special nutrition needs, e.g. g-tube or feeding tube dependent, severe food allergies.
  • Person has used the nutrition modules before in prior studies
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01296945

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21224
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Darcy A Thompaon, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Darcy Thompson, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT01296945     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00045360
Study First Received: February 15, 2011
Last Updated: March 28, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on March 27, 2017