Child and Family Outcomes and Consumer Satisfaction for Online vs Staff-Delivered Parenting Intervention

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Brief Title

Child and Family Outcomes and Consumer Satisfaction for Online vs Staff-Delivered Parenting Intervention

Official Title

Online vs Staff Delivery: Child & Family Outcomes, Value Analysis, Satisfaction

Brief Summary

      This trial addresses a serious and all-too-frequent public health problem, namely early-onset
      disruptive behavior problems in young children. The focus is on testing an online treatment
      program which empowers parents to help their children to improve their mental health and
      behavioral functioning. At the conclusion of the study, the investigators will know whether
      the online-delivered program works as well as an established staff-delivered program, with
      respect to child disruptive behavior problems, parenting, parent/family stress, consumer
      satisfaction, and value analysis.

Detailed Description

      High-prevalence mental health problems require innovative strategies to broaden reach of
      evidence-based services. Disruptive behavior problems (DBPs), or conduct problems, in young
      children represent a major public health challenge that is not only highly prevalent but
      also, left untreated, heighten risk for adverse mental health and developmental outcomes in
      adolescence and adulthood. Internet and online technology has considerable potential to help
      achieve such a goal. Building on parenting interventions that have demonstrated impact on
      childhood DBPs, this clinical trial compares an online-delivered intervention to a
      well-validated staff-delivered intervention, holding program content constant. Both
      interventions are based on the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. The sample includes
      families with a 3-7 year old child who has a pronounced level of DBPs. The study makes use of
      a non-inferiority trial design to determine whether the online-delivered intervention yields
      as good outcomes as the well-established staff-delivered intervention with respect to
      childhood DBPs, parenting, and parent/family stress. The study also includes a value analysis
      comparing the two interventions, accounting for provider and participant expenses as well as
      pre-implementation and implementation phases. This study is intended to shed light on the
      impact and potential benefits of a viable online parenting intervention for childhood
      disruptive behavior problems, but the results from this study are also intended to help the
      mental health field to better understand more broadly the potential advantages and
      disadvantages of online interventions over traditionally delivered interventions,
      particularly in light of expense minimization/effectiveness analysis.

Study Type


Primary Outcome

childhood disruptive behavior problems

Secondary Outcome

 parenting behavior


Childhood Disruptive Behavior Disorders


Triple P--Positive Parenting Program

Study Arms / Comparison Groups

 Online-Delivered Parenting Intervention
Description:  The Online-Delivered Parenting Intervention, which is based on the Triple P--Positive Parenting Program system of interventions, is an interactive website designed to engage and activate the participant through sequenced, personalized, interactive, and video-based content. The intervention emphasizes a self-regulatory process, parent specification of goals, practical and straightforward parenting strategies, modeling, and action activation.


* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by National Clinical Trials Identifier (NCT ID) in Medline.

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Status


Estimated Enrollment


Start Date

April 2014

Completion Date

April 1, 2019

Primary Completion Date

April 1, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

        Inclusion Criteria:

          -  clinically elevated level of child disruptive behavior problems

          -  parent resides with the child and has primary custody

          -  parent has access to internet via computer, e-tablet, or smartphone

        Exclusion Criteria:

          -  already in a family-based treatment

          -  child has pervasive developmental disorder

          -  parent under 20 years of age

          -  parent has serious mental illness




3 Years - 7 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers



Ronald J Prinz, Ph.D., , 

Location Countries

United States

Location Countries

United States

Administrative Informations



Organization ID


Responsible Party

Principal Investigator

Study Sponsor

University of South Carolina


 Oregon Research Institute

Study Sponsor

Ronald J Prinz, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, University of South Carolina

Verification Date

April 2019