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study descriptionRandomized controlled trial.
core topic(s)Early Relational Health , Pediatric Primary Care
Exposures, Outcomes, OtherChild Development (general) , Clinic-Based Programs and Interventions , Disparity/Adversity , Family Check-Up , Implementation and Evaluation , Parent-Child Relationships/Interactions , School Readiness and Educational Outcomes , Video Interaction Project
objectivesUsing data from a randomized control trial (RCT) of Smart Beginnings, we explore predictors of attendance in the intervention.
exposureSmart Beginnings tired intervention, including Video Interaction Project (VIP) and Family Check-Up (FCU).
outcomes evaluatedIntervention attendance.
settingMothers and infants were enrolled in the Smart Beginnings RCT in the postpartum units of Bellevue Hospital in NYC between June 2015 and February 2017 (N = 200, treatment arm, n = 101) and Magee Women’s Hospital adjacent to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (N = 203, treatment arm, n = 100) between June 2016 and October 2017.
methodsData from a randomized control trial (RCT) of Smart Beginnings, an integrated, tiered model for school readiness, were used to explore predictors of attendance in Video Interaction Project (VIP) through 6 months. VIP is a primary preventive intervention delivered in tandem with pediatric well-child visits, aimed at reducing income-based disparities in early child development through promotion of responsive parent-child interactions.
sample sizen=403 (total); n=201 (treatment); n=202 (control)
Measure of VIP Attendance: site interventionists recorded if the family completed, partially completed, or missed the following four VIP sessions: 1 month, 2 months, three months, and 4 months.
Measure of Primary Predictors: survey including questions about predictors known to correlate with enrollment, attendance, and participation in parenting programs, including:
- Sociodemographic Characteristics: maternal age, primiparous birth, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and maternal education.
- Psychosocial Characteristics: maternal depression and parenting self efficacy, measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).