Overview

This trial has been completed.

Condition child behaviour problems
Treatment sinovuyo caring families programme
Sponsor University of Cape Town
Collaborator University of Oxford
Start date February 2014
End date March 2016
Trial size 296 participants
Trial identifier NCT02165371, Sinovuyo_RCT

Summary

It has been established that children in families affected by either intimate partner violence or Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) are at substantially increased risk of poor parenting and child maltreatment. In the sub-Saharan African context of high levels of HIV/AIDS and family violence, it is crucial that parents be supported to establish positive parenting practices and reduce harsh or abusive parenting within their families.This randomized controlled trial will be testing the Sinovuyo Caring Families Program (n = 296), a 12-session (2.5 hour per session) parenting intervention for primary caregivers of children between 2 and 9 years old. Participants will not be restricted to biological parents and include primary caregivers of children between 2 and 9 years old, who live in the same house as the child at least 4 nights per week. Participants will be recruited through systematic household sampling, liaising with Western Cape Department of Social Development and local community-based NGOs. Self-reporting questionnaires and qualitative observational assessment data for intervention and control groups will be collected at pre- and post-test evaluation as well as 12-month follow-up. Primary outcomes will include child behaviour problems, harsh and inconsistent parenting and positive parenting. Secondary outcomes will include parental depression, parental stress, parental monitoring and supervision and parent perceived social support.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
12-week group-based parenting program (Sinovuyo Caring Family Programme) delivered in weekly 3 hour sessions. Program is manualized.
sinovuyo caring families programme
Goal of the program is reduction in child behavior problems in high-risk South African families. Program will be delivered to caregivers responsible for the wellbeing of the child. Program activities will be delivered over 12 weekly group sessions with additional individualized in-home sessions. The groups (n = 15 participants per group) will meet weekly with community facilitators (n = 2 per group). Parenting skills will be developed during the sessions through role-plays, group-discussion, storytelling, and home practice activities. The program is manualized in isiXhosa.
(No Intervention)
Control group receives not intervention

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory
time frame: Baseline, post- intervention and 12-month post-intervention follow-up
Parenting Young Children Scale (Supporting Positive Behaviour subscale; Setting Limits subscale)
time frame: Baseline, post- intervention and 12-month post-intervention follow-up
Sinovuyo Observational Coding System
time frame: Baseline, post- intervention and 12-month post-intervention follow-up

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Beck Depression Inventory-II
time frame: Baseline, post- intervention and 12-month post-intervention follow-up
Parenting Stress Index Short Form
time frame: Baseline, post- intervention and 12-month post-intervention follow-up
Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (Poor monitoring/supervision subscale)
time frame: Baseline, post- intervention and 12-month post-intervention follow-up
Medical Outcome Study Social Support Survey (Emotional Support subscale)
time frame: Baseline, post- intervention and 12-month post-intervention follow-up

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Caregiver must live with child at least 4 nights per week - Child must be between 2 and 9 years old Live in Khayelitsha or Nyanga - May include biological parents, relatives or non-kin foster caregivers, with no restrictions on biological relationship - Participant must self-identify as the primary caretaker of the child - Children scoring 15 or higher in the Eyberg Child Behaviour Inventory problem scale Exclusion Criteria: - Children scoring 14 or lower in the Eyber Child Behaviour Inventory problem scale - Participants with child not between 2 and 9 years old - Participants not self-identifying as the primary care take of the child - Participants not living with the child at least 4 nights per week.

Additional Information

Official title Sinovuyo Caring Families Project
Principal investigator Catherine Ward, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Cape Town.