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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12613000660785
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
16/04/2013
Date registered
17/06/2013
Date last updated
24/06/2013
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
The effectiveness of Triple P - Positive Parenting Program for Chinese parents in Mainland China
Scientific title
A randomized-controlled trial of Triple P - Positive Parenting Program for Chinese parents who are worried about children's academic learning to improve their parenting and children's academic behaviors
Secondary ID [1] 282342 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Parenting practices 288891 0
child emotional and behavioral problems 288930 0
child academic self-regulation and learning stress 288931 0
Condition category
Condition code
Mental Health 289234 289234 0 0
Studies of normal psychology, cognitive function and behaviour
Public Health 289235 289235 0 0
Health promotion/education

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
An intervention of Group Triple P will be delivered as group training and telephone consultations, which teaches parents parenting strategies to develop desirable relationship with child, to promote child positive behaviors and to manage child difficult behaviors. Participating parents will be assigned randomly to two groups, intervention group and waitlist control group. The intervention group will immediately receive the Group Triple P training, which will last for 8 weeks, while the waitlist group will receive the same training afterwards. The Group Triple P intervention includes 8 sessions, with 4 x 2 hours group training which will be provided in the first four weeks, and then 4 X 15-30 minutes telephone consultations for the later 4 weeks. Session attendance will be recorded to monitor parents' adherence. The program will be provided by a trained practitioner in Chinese.
Intervention code [1] 286959 0
Behaviour
Comparator / control treatment
The comparator for the intervention group is a waitlist control group,which will receive the same Group Triple P training once the intervention group have completed the program.
Control group
Active

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 289355 0
Parent outcome1: Parenting practices as measured by the Parenting and Family Adjustment Scale (PAFAS) and Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ).
Timepoint [1] 289355 0
Pre-intervention, Post-intervention, and 6-month follow-up.
Primary outcome [2] 289356 0
Parent outcome2: Parent involvement, as measured by Family Involvement Questionnaire.
Timepoint [2] 289356 0
Pre-intervention, Post-intervention, and 6-month follow-up.
Primary outcome [3] 289375 0
child outcome:
Academic self-regulation as measured by Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire.
Timepoint [3] 289375 0
Pre-intervention, Post-intervention, and 6-month follow-up.
Secondary outcome [1] 302299 0
Client satisfaction, as measured by Client Satisfaction Questionnaire.
Timepoint [1] 302299 0
Post-intervention
Secondary outcome [2] 303280 0
Child behavioral and emotional problems, as measured by Child Adjustment and Parenting Efficacy Scale.
Timepoint [2] 303280 0
Pre-intervention, Post-intervention and 6 months follow-up.
Secondary outcome [3] 303281 0
Parenting efficacy, as measured by Child Adjustment and Parenting Efficacy Scale
Timepoint [3] 303281 0
Pre-intervention, Post-intervention, 6 months follow-up.
Secondary outcome [4] 303306 0
Learning stress, as measured by Educational Stress Questionnaire.
Timepoint [4] 303306 0
Pre-intervention, Post-intervention and 6 months follow-up.

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
(1) Parents are currently living together with their children;
(2) Parents need to report being worried about child's academic learning;
(3) Child of parents is studying in grade 1 - 3 of primary schools;
(4) Parents are literate in Chinese and can read and write Chinese.
Minimum age
25 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
(1)Parents or carers having a child with health problems or disabilities (including intellectual and learning disabilities);
(2)Parents or carers do not live currently with their child;
(3)Parents or carers are currently receiving on-going support from other programs or professionals in regards to their child's learning.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Educational / counselling / training
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Parents will voluntarily participate in the study. Their eligibility will be assessed by the research team over the telephone. After parents receive a brief explanation of the study and indicate verbal consent to participate, a package of questionnaires (pre-intervention assessment) will be sent to them via internet or mail. After they complete the questionnaires, parents will be randomly assigned to intervention group or waitlist control group.

The procedure for the treatment allocation: A person who is not involved in the trial will generate the treatment allocation sequence with a lists of computer-generated random numbers. The person then will record this in a folded piece of paper and place it in sequentially numbered, sealed and opaque envelopes. Once parents have completed the pre-intervention assessment, the researcher will open the sealed envelope and informed parents their allocation.
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
A computer-generated list of random numbers will be used to assign the participants to 2 groups.
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Efficacy
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 5020 0
China
State/province [1] 5020 0
Shanghai

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 287101 0
University
Name [1] 287101 0
The University of Queensland
Address [1] 287101 0
School of Psychology,
The University of Queensland,
St Lucia,
Brisbane,
Qld 4072
Country [1] 287101 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
Individual
Name
Dr Alina Morawska (The primary supervisor of Mingchun Guo)
Address
School of Psychology,
The University of Queensland,
St Lucia,
Brisbane,
Qld 4072
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 285877 0
Individual
Name [1] 285877 0
Mingchun Guo
Address [1] 285877 0
School of Psychology,
The University of Queensland,
St Lucia,
Brisbane,
Qld 4072
Country [1] 285877 0
Australia
Other collaborator category [1] 277355 0
Individual
Name [1] 277355 0
Matthew R. Sanders
Address [1] 277355 0
School of Psychology,
The University of Queensland,
St Lucia,
Brisbane,
Qld 4072
Country [1] 277355 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 289115 0
The University of Queensland Ethics Committee (Behavioural and Social Sciences Ethical Review Committee)
Ethics committee address [1] 289115 0
Research and Innovation Division,
Research Road,
University of Queensland,
St Lucia,
QLD 4072
Ethics committee country [1] 289115 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 289115 0
23/01/2013
Approval date [1] 289115 0
24/01/2013
Ethics approval number [1] 289115 0
2013000068

Summary
Brief summary
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program,as the first evidence-based public health model, has been disseminated to a number of countries across various cultures. However, the effectiveness with Chinese parents in Mainland China has never been tested, yet there's no evidence-based parenting program in Mainland China. Moreover, it is also unknown if Triple P can have any effects on children's academic lives. This research project aims to test the effectiveness of a Triple P variant - Group Triple P with Chinese parents and on children's academic outcomes in Shanghai, Mainland China. A randomized control research design will be employed. It is expected that in comparison to parents in a waitlist control group, parents who receive Group Triple P training (intervention group) will report a significant increase in parenting efficacy, parental teamwork and parent involvement, and a significant decrease in dysfunctional parenting practices, parental stress, and child emotional and behavioral problems. Also the children of these parents will report significant improvement of parenting of their parents, significant increase in academic self-regulation, and significant decrease in learning stress. These changes are predicted to be maintained at 6-month follow-up assessment.
Trial website
https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/china/
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 39314 0
Mr Mingchun Guo
Address 39314 0
School of Psychology,
University of Queensland,
St Lucia,
Brisbane,
Qld 4072
Country 39314 0
Australia
Phone 39314 0
+61733467689
Fax 39314 0
Email 39314 0
mingchun.guo@uq.net.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 39315 0
Mr Mingchun Guo
Address 39315 0
School of Psychology,
University of Queensland,
St Lucia,
Brisbane,
Qld 4072
Country 39315 0
Australia
Phone 39315 0
+61733467689
Fax 39315 0
Email 39315 0
mingchun.guo@uq.net.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 39316 0
Mr Mingchun Guo
Address 39316 0
School of Psychology,
University of Queensland,
St Lucia,
Brisbane,
Qld 4072
Country 39316 0
Australia
Phone 39316 0
+61733467689
Fax 39316 0
Email 39316 0
mingchun.guo@uq.net.au

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Summary results
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