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Parent Training for Premature Birth Outcomes (ezParent Trial)

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Research Sponsored by Ohio State University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
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Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up baseline; 3-month, 6-month, 12-month post-baseline
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ezParent Trial Summary

This trial is testing whether a web-based parent training program called ezParent, with or without coaching calls, is effective in improving parent and child outcomes.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for English-speaking parents or guardians of very preterm toddlers (born before 32 weeks gestation) aged between 20-30 months, who have access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer with Wi-Fi. Children with profound developmental impairments as measured by the Vineland Scale are not eligible.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a web-based parent training program called ezParent and telephone coaching calls on improving parenting skills and child behavior. Parents will be randomly assigned to one of four groups: ezParent with coach, just ezParent, Active Control with coach, or just Active Control.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves educational interventions rather than medical treatments, traditional physical side effects are not applicable. However, participants may experience varying levels of stress or emotional discomfort during the training.

ezParent Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline; 3-month, 6-month, 12-month post-baseline
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline; 3-month, 6-month, 12-month post-baseline for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in Child Behavior (Child Behavior Checklist 1½-5 (CBCL))
Change in Child Behavior (Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI))
Change in Parenting Behaviors (Parent Questionnaire (PQ))
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Secondary outcome measures
Intervention engagement
Parent engagement - coaching calls
Program satisfaction
Other outcome measures
Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS)
General Demographics and Income
Neighborhood and community characteristics
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ezParent Trial Design

4Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Placebo Group
Group I: ezParent+ coachExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
ezParent - Program is a 6-module digital adaptation of the group-based Chicago Parent Program, 12-session program for parents of young children. A core objective of the CPP is to promote positive parenting behavior - for example, teaching parents to limit the amount of attention given to negative behaviors and reward the positive - to decrease child behavior problems and increase child prosocial behavior. Coach - The purpose of the brief weekly telephone coaching calls is to provide parents with an opportunity to receive clarification of intervention content, encouragement and reinforcement of intervention completion, and support tailoring of intervention content for their child. The coaching calls will be guided by a semi-structured script aimed at supporting parent learning and motivation. Coaches will be trained in active and empathic listening and problem solving techniques to facilitate learning and support of parents.
Group II: ezParentExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
ezParent - Program is a 6-module digital adaptation of the group-based Chicago Parent Program, 12-session program for parents of young children. A core objective of the CPP is to promote positive parenting behavior - for example, teaching parents to limit the amount of attention given to negative behaviors and reward the positive - to decrease child behavior problems and increase child prosocial behavior.
Group III: Active Control+coachActive Control2 Interventions
Active Control - The active control is an adaptation of a digital application used in our previous study (HS024273). The program will include general information typically provided during well-child or NICU follow up visits but unrelated to parenting or child development and behavior. Six topic areas are: Immunizations, Common Childhood Illnesses, Nutrition, Dental Health, and Indoor and Outdoor Injury Prevention/Safety. The program includes digital handouts, websites, and resources provided to parents of children in this age group. Coach - The purpose of the brief weekly telephone coaching calls is to provide parents with an opportunity to receive clarification of intervention content, encouragement and reinforcement of intervention completion, and support tailoring of intervention content for their child. The coaching calls will be guided by a semi-structured script aimed at supporting parent learning and motivation.
Group IV: Active ControlPlacebo Group1 Intervention
The active control is an adaptation of a digital application used in our previous study (HS024273). The program will include general information typically provided during well-child or NICU follow up visits but unrelated to parenting or child development and behavior. Six topic areas are: Immunizations, Common Childhood Illnesses, Nutrition, Dental Health, and Indoor and Outdoor Injury Prevention/Safety. The program includes digital handouts, websites, and resources provided to parents of children in this age group. Parents will be instructed to review each topic over 10-weeks (~1 topic every 1.5 weeks) to match the dose and timing of contact that the intervention groups will receive.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Ohio State UniversityLead Sponsor
827 Previous Clinical Trials
502,261 Total Patients Enrolled
6 Trials studying Premature Birth
2,557 Patients Enrolled for Premature Birth
Rush University Medical CenterOTHER
422 Previous Clinical Trials
163,041 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Premature Birth
611 Patients Enrolled for Premature Birth
Nationwide Children's HospitalOTHER
341 Previous Clinical Trials
5,220,013 Total Patients Enrolled
8 Trials studying Premature Birth
7,035 Patients Enrolled for Premature Birth

Media Library

ezParent Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05217615 — N/A
Premature Birth Research Study Groups: ezParent+ coach, Active Control, ezParent, Active Control+coach
Premature Birth Clinical Trial 2023: ezParent Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05217615 — N/A
ezParent 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05217615 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is there still availability for participants in this clinical experiment?

"Affirmative. Data found on clinicaltrials.gov reveals that this medical study, which was initially posted in August 3rd 2022 is presently enrolling patients. Approximately 490 people will be solicited from 3 distinct research centres."

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How many participants are taking part in this research endeavor?

"Affirmative, the clinicaltrials.gov website implies that this trial is enrolling participants at present time; it was announced on August 3rd 2022 and revised on September 30th 2022. A total of 490 patients are sought from a trio of locations."

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~225 spots leftby Oct 2025