Evaluation of a clinic-based program to promote book sharing and bedtime routines among low-income urban families with young children.
To evaluate a program of anticipatory guidance in which pediatric residents and nurse practitioners in a continuity practice gave parents books for their young children along with developmentally appropriate educational materials describing why and how to share the books and promoting reading as part of a bedtime routine.
Comparison of 2 cross-sectional groups using consecutive, structured, face-to-face or telephone interviews of parents.
One group was a historical control or a comparison group (group 1).
The other was the intervention group (group 2), which included families who had received 2 books and educational materials for the children as part of the program to promote book sharing and bedtime routines.
Before the institution of the program to promote book sharing and bedtime routines, the parents in 51 families with healthy children 12 to 38 months of age who regularly attended continuity clinics conducted by the house staff were interviewed ; these families constituted group 1. Group 1 included a low-income population of Hispanic, African American, and non-Hispanic white families.
Group 2 included 100 families with similar sociodemographic characteristics with healthy 12-to 38-month-old children who had received 2 books and educational materials at all 6-to 36-month well-child visits as part of the program.
The intervention was found to be effective in promoting child-centered literacy activities. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Zone urbaine, Faible, Revenu individuel, Evaluation, Programme éducatif, Lecture, Enfant, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Urban area, Low, Personal income, Evaluation, Educational schedule, Reading, Child, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0294984
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 27/11/1998.