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Effectiveness of Parenting Programs on Child Development and Maternal Well-being in Rural Uganda

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01906606
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 24, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frances Aboud, McGill University

Brief Summary:

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Mothers who attend the parenting program will have improved well-being compared to mothers who do not have the opportunity to attend parenting sessions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Child Development Depression Behavioral: Parenting Program

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 360 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effectiveness of Parenting Programs on Child Development and Maternal Well-being in Rural Uganda
Study Start Date : January 2013
Primary Completion Date : January 2014
Study Completion Date : February 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in Bayley III Language scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and 11 months ]
    receptive and expressive language subtests


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in CES-D [ Time Frame: Baseline and 11 months ]
    maternal depressive symptoms (CES-D) and perceived positive and negative support


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Change from Baseline in child length-for-age [ Time Frame: Baseline and 11 months ]
    length for age



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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Months to 36 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mothers of children ages 12-24 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • disabled children

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Locations
Uganda
Lira Program Unit, Plan Uganda
Lira, Uganda
Sponsors and Collaborators
McGill University
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Frances Aboud, PhD McGill University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Frances Aboud, Professor, McGill University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01906606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REB#231-1112
First Posted: July 24, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 18, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Keywords provided by Frances Aboud, McGill University:
child nutritional status
child development
maternal depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Behavioral Symptoms