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App-Based Reading and Screen Time Guidance for Parent-Child Relationship

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Led By John Hutton, MD
Research Sponsored by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up change between 6- and 12-month visits compared between groups.
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Study Summary

This trial will test a new program to help parents read to their infants and limit screen time.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for parents with infants under 2.5 months old who speak English fluently and own a smartphone compatible with the Reading Bees app. It's not for those whose children have certain health conditions like extreme prematurity or risk of language delays.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests an app-based program, Reading Bees, which guides parents on reading to their infants and managing screen time. The intervention includes using the app along with specially designed books during pediatric visits.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
There are no direct medical side effects since this trial involves educational guidance rather than medication. However, there may be indirect effects on family routines or infant behavior as new practices are introduced.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~change between 6- and 12-month visits compared between groups.
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and change between 6- and 12-month visits compared between groups. for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Efficacy - change in qualitative home reading behaviors
Efficacy - change in quantitative home reading behaviors
Efficacy - digital media use (screen time)
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Secondary outcome measures
Video Observation of Shared Reading - Change in Parent-Child Bonding
Video Observation of Shared Reading - Reading Quality

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: InterventionExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
These parents will have a new mobile app (Reading Bees) installed onto their smartphone during a baseline clinic visit between 0 and 2-months old. They will also receive a specially designed children's book modeling the SHARE/STEP approach to reading with infants. At 6-months, these parents will also receive guidance regarding limiting digital media use (screen time) using content in the app and a specially designed children's book. They will also receive usual guidance during clinic visits via the Reach Out and Read program
Group II: ControlActive Control1 Intervention
These parents will receive usual reading and screen time guidance during pediatric clinic visits, including via the Reach Out and Read program.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Children's Hospital Medical Center, CincinnatiLead Sponsor
815 Previous Clinical Trials
6,531,410 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Literacy
396 Patients Enrolled for Literacy
John Hutton, MDPrincipal InvestigatorAssistant Professor

Media Library

Reading Bees app and children's book to encourage alternatives to digital media Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05508282 — N/A
Literacy Research Study Groups: Intervention, Control
Literacy Clinical Trial 2023: Reading Bees app and children's book to encourage alternatives to digital media Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05508282 — N/A
Reading Bees app and children's book to encourage alternatives to digital media 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05508282 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is the recruitment phase of this trial still underway?

"Affirmative. The available data on clinicaltrials.gov establishes that this research project, which was first made public on June 30th 2022, is actively seeking volunteers. 186 participants are needed from 1 medical centre for the trial to be completed successfully."

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How many participants can potentially take part in this clinical trial?

"Correct. Per the information found on clinicaltrials.gov, this research project is actively recruiting patients from a single location; 186 participants in total are required upon completion of recruitment activities that began June 30th 2022 and were last updated August 17th 2022."

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Does this research endeavor include individuals aged 55 and above?

"This study necessitates that enrollees be between 0 and 2 months old."

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What type of participant is most suitable for this medical experiment?

"Patients accepted into this medical trial must have the capacity to read and write, with ages ranging from 0 - 2 Months. The total number of participants needed for this study is 186 people."

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~68 spots leftby Apr 2025