Effectiveness of Parenting Programs on Child Development and Maternal Well-being in Rural Uganda
The purpose of the current study involves the development, implementation and evaluation of a parenting program to target maternal well-being and child health, growth and development in Lira, Uganda. The current study aims to address maternal care within a parenting program as well as parenting practices emphasizing nutrition, hygiene, and psychosocial stimulation through peer-support, practice and problem-solving. Outcomes include child health, growth and development, maternal mental health, mother-child interactions, and maternal-spousal relations.
We hypothesize that:
- Children of parents who attend the parenting program will have better health, height and cognitive/language development at post-test, than children whose parents did not have the opportunity to attend parenting sessions.
- Parents who attend the parenting program will have more knowledge about child development and provide more home stimulation, dietary diversity and preventive health practices than parents who do not have the opportunity to attend parenting sessions.
- Mothers who attend the parenting program will have improved well-being compared to mothers who do not have the opportunity to attend parenting sessions.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Parenting Programs on Child Development and Maternal Well-being in Rural Uganda|
- Change from baseline in Bayley III Language scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and 11 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]receptive and expressive language subtests
- Change from baseline in CES-D [ Time Frame: Baseline and 11 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]maternal depressive symptoms (CES-D) and perceived positive and negative support
- Change from Baseline in child length-for-age [ Time Frame: Baseline and 11 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]length for age
|Study Start Date:||January 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Parenting Program
12 session community-based parenting program
Behavioral: Parenting Program
A manualized, community-based 12 session group parenting program, facilitated by a locally recruited volunteer
No Intervention: Control Group
received visual aids on nutrition
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01906606
|Lira Program Unit, Plan Uganda|
|Principal Investigator:||Frances Aboud, PhD||McGill University|