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Media Impact on Preschool Behavior

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01459835
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 26, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 26, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dimitri Christakis, Seattle Children's Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study tests the hypothesis that modifying the media diet of preschool children so that they watch more prosocial programming and less violent programming will result in decreased aggression and increased prosocial behavior.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aggression Prosocial Behavior Behavioral: media diet Behavioral: nutritional intervention Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : June 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: media diet
advice tips and tools to reduce exposure to violent programming
Behavioral: media diet
advice and tips and tools for healthy non violent TV viewing

Active Comparator: Nutrition intervention
diet advice
Behavioral: nutritional intervention
advice on healthy eating




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) scores overall [ Time Frame: 6 months after enrollment ]
    Overall Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) scores will be assessed

  2. Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) aggression subscale [ Time Frame: 6 months after enrollment ]
    Aggression, from the Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) subscale scores, will be assessed at 6,

  3. Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) prosocial subscale [ Time Frame: 6 months after enrollment ]
    Prosocial, from the Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) subscale scores, will be assessed

  4. Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) scores overall [ Time Frame: 12 months after enrollment ]
    Overall Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) scores will be assessed

  5. Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) scores overall [ Time Frame: 18 months after enrollment ]
    Overall Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) scores will be assessed

  6. Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) aggression subscale [ Time Frame: 12 months after enrollment ]
    Aggression, from the Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) subscale scores, will be assessed

  7. Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) aggression subscale [ Time Frame: 18 months after enrollment ]
    Aggression, from the Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) subscale scores, will be assessed

  8. Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) prosocial subscale [ Time Frame: 12 months after enrollment ]
    Prosocial, from the Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) subscale scores, will be assessed

  9. Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) prosocial subscale [ Time Frame: 18 months after enrollment ]
    Prosocial, from the Social Competence and Behavioral Evaluation (SCBE) subscale scores, will be assessed


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. sleep problems [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The investigator will use elements of the sleep problem questionnaire to assess sleep problems

  2. sleep problems [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    The investigator will use elements of the sleep problem questionnaire to assess sleep problems

  3. sleep problems [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
    The investigator will use elements of the sleep problem questionnaire to assess sleep problems



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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 4 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 2.5-4 years of age
  • watches TV regularly
  • English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no TV
  • non English

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01459835


Locations
United States, Washington
Seattle CHildrens Research Institute
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seattle Children's Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dimitri Christakis, MD U of WA

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dimitri Christakis, Principal Investigator, Seattle Children's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01459835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R01HD056506-02 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 26, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 26, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by Dimitri Christakis, Seattle Children's Hospital:
TV
Violence
DVDs
Behavior
Preschool children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aggression
Behavioral Symptoms