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Pilot trial of an age-paced parenting newsletter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16245675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Supporting parents in the first three years of a child's life has the potential to produce successful outcomes. Present government initiatives such as Sure Start focus on this age group. An American educational intervention, in the style of a monthly newsletter, was adapted for use in the UK for parents of young children. Topics were presented in an easy-to-read format and focused on infant emotional development, parent interaction and play. Newsletters, called Baby Express were posted at monthly intervals to the family home providing age-paced information which could meet the specific needs of parents at that stage of their child's life. The aim of the study was to determine the applicability of the newsletter to UK parents and evaluate their satisfaction. Sixty home-based interviews were conducted and 95 per cent of mothers reported reading all or part of the newsletter. Changes in parenting style were spontaneously reported by 28 per cent of mothers. This study found that an aged-paced parenting newsletter was an acceptable and useful method of supporting parents in the early months of a child's life and promotes positive changes in parenting behaviour.
Brigid Keane; Tony Waterston; Helen McConachie; Elizabeth Towner; Margaret Cook; Eileen Birks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1462-2815     ISO Abbreviation:  Community Pract     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-25     Completed Date:  2005-12-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9809060     Medline TA:  Community Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Child Development
Child, Preschool
Community Health Nursing / methods
Consumer Satisfaction
Health Education / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Parents / education*
Periodicals as Topic*
Pilot Projects
Socioeconomic Factors

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