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Engaging Low-Income Families in Prevention Programs

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01405404
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 29, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 7, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purposes of this study are to (1) study the cost-effectiveness of childcare discounts on increasing parent participation rates in a preventive parent training program called the Chicago Parent Program and (2) evaluate the efficacy of the Spanish-translated version of the Chicago Parent Program in childcare centers serving low-income families with young children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parenting Behavioral: Parent Training and childcare discount Other: Parent Training Phase 2

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 323 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Engaging Low-Income Families in Prevention Programs
Study Start Date : January 2007
Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Study Completion Date : June 2012

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: No intervention control
Parents complete surveys only
Experimental: parent training but no discount
parent enrolled in the parent training intervention but do not receive childcare discounts for attending
Behavioral: Parent Training and childcare discount
12-session parent training intervention called the Chicago Parent Program; Childcare discount given in one arm to examine its effect on attendance rate
Other Name: Chicago Parent Program
Experimental: Parent training with discount
parents receive parent training and a childcare discount for attending
Other: Parent Training
12-session group on parenting skills and child behavior management
Other Name: Chicago Parent Program

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in child behavior problems [ Time Frame: baseline, 3-months, 9-months, 15-months ]
    Change from baseline to 15 months later on three measures of child behavior problems are used: parent-report (CBCL), teacher-report (CTRF), and observer rating (DPICS)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changing in parenting behavior [ Time Frame: baseline, 3-months, 9-months, 15-months ]
    change from baseline to 15 months later on parent-report measures(parenting self-efficacy, use of corporal punishment) and observer ratings of parent behavior (use of praise, critical statements, commands, physical negative behaviors, physical positive behaviors) are evaluated

  2. Participation rate [ Time Frame: baseline and 3 months ]
    Enrollment rate is measured at baseline, and number of intervention sessions attended and degree to which parents were actively engaged in the intervention sessions are measured 3 months later at post-intervention

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • parent of 2-4 year old child enrolled in participating day care center

Exclusion Criteria:

  • parent previously participated in parent training program
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United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rush University Medical Center
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Principal Investigator: Deborah A Gross, DNSc Rush University Medical Center
More Information

Responsible Party: Deborah Gross, M.D., Rush University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01405404     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L05031502
R01NR004085 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 29, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013

Keywords provided by Deborah Gross, Rush University Medical Center:
parenting childcare discounts child behavior
No Intervention Control
Intervention no childcare discount
Intervention with childcare discount