Parent Training in Child Safety Practices

Overview

This project completed an intervention designed to teach parents of children aged 0-2 years of age how to prevent injuries to their child. The intervention consisted of a two DVD package with information on creating a safe home environment and correctly choosing and installing an appropriate car safety seat. The study hypothesis was that parents who used the intervention would score significantly higher on measures of knowledge, motivation, intention and self-efficacy in implementing injury prevention strategies.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: August 2008

Interventions

  • Behavioral: Keeping Baby Safe 2-DVD package
    • Keeping Baby Safe is a 2-DVD package that teaches childhood injury prevention skills to parents of children from birth to 24 months of age. One DVD addresses automobile passenger safety and focuses on the correct choice and proper installation of child safety seat for the age of the parent’s child. The second DVD covers a core set of home safety skills: (a) preventing falls, (b) preventing fires and burns, (c) preventing poisoning, (d) firearm safety, (e) preventing drowning, (f) preventing suffocation and choking, (e) play equipment safety, and (f) animal safety. Content in the home safety DVD is based on information the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that physicians provide to parents during well-baby visits.
  • Behavioral: The Injury Prevention Program (TIPP) sheets
    • American Academy of Pediatrics The Injury Prevention Program (TIPP) sheets. Paper-based information sheets parents would typically receive from their pediatrician or general practitioner at well-baby visits.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Keeping Baby Safe
    • Keeping Baby Safe 2-DVD package, designed for parents of children from birth to 24 months. One DVD addresses automobile passenger safety and focuses on the correct choice and proper installation of child safety seat for the age of the parent’s child. The second DVD covers a core set of home safety skills: (a) preventing falls, (b) preventing fires and burns, (c) preventing poisoning, (d) firearm safety, (e) preventing drowning, (f) preventing suffocation and choking, (e) play equipment safety, and (f) animal safety. Content in the home safety DVD is based on information the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that physicians provide to parents during well-baby visits.
  • Active Comparator: AAP TIPP Sheets
    • American Academy of Pediatrics The Injury Prevention Program (TIPP) sheets. Paper-based information sheets that parents would typically receive from their pediatrician or general practitioner at well-baby visits.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Change in parent motivation to implement injury prevention strategies
    • Time Frame: 7 day and 30 day post intervention
  • Change in parent knowledge of injury prevention practices
    • Time Frame: 7 and 30 day post intervention

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • 18 years or older
  • Parent whose oldest child is 0-24 months old
  • Speak and read English
  • Have internet access (online study only)

Exclusion Criteria

  • Parents who do not have legal or physical custody
  • Subjects live in a household in which a family member had an overnight stay in the hospital as a result of an injury in the last 2 years

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 13 Years

Maximum Age: 65 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc.
  • Collaborator
    • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Lynne H Grilley Swartz, MPH, CHES, Principal Investigator, Oregon Center for Applied Science

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