Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Tip

Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel

18-10-2016 | Original Paper | Uitgave 2/2017

Journal of Child and Family Studies 2/2017

Sit Down and Play: A Preventive Primary Care-Based Program to Enhance Parenting Practices

Tijdschrift:
Journal of Child and Family Studies > Uitgave 2/2017
Auteurs:
Reshma Shah, Daniela DeFrino, Yoonsang Kim, Marc Atkins

Abstract

The primary care office offers an ideal setting to encourage parenting behaviors that promote early childhood development. We conducted a pilot study to establish feasibility and acceptability of Sit Down and Play (SDP), a brief primary care-based program to facilitate positive parenting behaviors through take-home play activities. A prospective 1-month study was conducted in an urban primary care clinic. SDP was administered to 30 caregivers of 6–12 month-old children while they waited for their well-child appointment. Caregivers completed baseline and 4-week follow-up surveys. Open-ended interview questions regarding acceptability and usefulness of SDP were administered and analyzed using content analysis. Parenting practices related to child development were measured with standardized measures and changes analyzed using paired t-test and linear mixed effects models. Most caregivers were mothers (90 %) and non-white (97 %); the majority of children received Medicaid (87 %). There were significant increases in parental reports of practices related to child development (p < 0.001), including families who reported low incomes (i.e. <$25,000) and received a high-school education or less (p = 0.001). Four main themes emerged from the open-ended interview data: (1) importance of play, (2) noticing a change in their child, (3) reinforcing existing positive parenting behaviors, and (4) satisfaction with the program. This preliminary study suggests that SDP is a feasible and potentially beneficial program that can be delivered during pediatric well-child visits. Further studies are needed to determine the effectiveness of SDP on parenting behaviors and developmental outcomes.

Log in om toegang te krijgen

Met onderstaand(e) abonnement(en) heeft u direct toegang:

BSL Psychologie Totaal

Met BSL Psychologie Totaal blijft u als professional steeds op de hoogte van de nieuwste ontwikkelingen binnen uw vak. Met het online abonnement heeft u toegang tot een groot aantal boeken, protocollen, vaktijdschriften en e-learnings op het gebied van psychologie en psychiatrie. Zo kunt u op uw gemak en wanneer het u het beste uitkomt verdiepen in uw vakgebied.

Literatuur
Over dit artikel

Andere artikelen Uitgave 2/2017

Journal of Child and Family Studies 2/2017 Naar de uitgave