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Mom Power is an Attachment Based Parenting Program for Families and Their Children (MP)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maria Muzik, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: March 12, 2012
Last updated: March 31, 2016
Last verified: March 2012
Mom Power is a weekly attachment based parenting program aimed to increase parenting and self-care skills for families.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Mom Power Intervention Group
Behavioral: Mom Power Attentional Control Group
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 of Mom Power: Attachment Based Parenting and Self-Care Skills Program

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Further study details as provided by Maria Muzik, University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychopathology [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    participants are asked to complete questionnaires related to psychopathology such as depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Parenting [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Measures looking at parental bonding, parenting self-efficacy and feelings of helplessness will be assessed. In addition, videotaped sessions of parent and child engaging in play will be coded and assessed.

  • Maternal Mental Representations [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Participants participate in a structured interview asking about their relationship with their child. Interviews are coded and classified relating to attachment style.

  • Connection to Care [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Participants will be referred to community agencies for resources based on need during their involvement with Mom Power. The referrals, follow-up with referrals and health care utilization will be tracked to determine engagement with resources.

Enrollment: 419
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mom Power Intervention Group
Participants that are randomly assigned to be in the intervention group will be invited to learn about parenting and self-care skills information at a community location, facilitated by two trained and experienced clinicians in a group setting. They will benefit from the en-vivo experience of being supported as a parent and will receive feedback and support about their challenges and strengths in parenting.
Behavioral: Mom Power Intervention Group
attachment-based parenting program for parents in community setting led by trained and experienced facilitators.
Other Names:
  • attachment
  • mom power
  • intervention group
Active Comparator: Mom Power Attentional Control Group
Participants randomly assigned to this group will receive parenting and self-care skills information through the mail weekly.
Behavioral: Mom Power Attentional Control Group
at home control, weekly mailings
Other Names:
  • attachment
  • attentional control
  • at home control
  • parenting


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants ages 15+ years with at least one child , interested in learning about parenting and willing to attend weekly sessions in group setting.
  • Participants must be willing to be both videotaped and audio taped for research purposes
  • must speak English as their first language.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with no children 0-6 or younger than 15. Participants not willing to attend weekly sessions or participate in group/at home control.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01554215

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Maria Muzik, MD University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry
  More Information

Responsible Party: Maria Muzik, Perinatal Psychiatrist, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT01554215     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Mom Power
Study First Received: March 12, 2012
Last Updated: March 31, 2016

Keywords provided by Maria Muzik, University of Michigan:
child behavior
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