Nutrition Knowledge for Spanish-speaking Parents
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.
|Obesity Dental Caries||Other: Kiosk Other: paper Other: Kiosk PLUS paper Other: Kiosk PLUS web|
|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|
- Knowledge score [ Time Frame: Day 14 ]Knowledge score on the nutrition survey will be compared across groups at this time point.
- 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.
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: Kiosk||
Touchscreen computer containing three educational modules in Spanish on infant/toddler juice intake, milk, and solid/foods
|Active Comparator: 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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01296945
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21224|
|Principal Investigator:||Darcy A Thompaon, MD, MPH||Johns Hopkins School of Medicine|