Promoting mealtime communication between adolescent mothers and their infants through videotape

Maureen M. Black, Laureen O'Donnell Teti

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective. To use social learning theory to develop and examine the effectiveness of a 15-minute, culturally sensitive videotape in altering mealtime communication and attitudes among African-American adolescent mothers. Design. Randomized clinical trial with baseline and follow-up evaluations. Setting. High schools, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clinics, and Family Support Centers serving low-income families. Participants. Fifty-nine first-time, African-American adolescent mothers of infants. Intervention. Intervention group viewed and received a copy of a videotape titled 'Feeding Your Baby With Love.' The messages, title, music, and setting were designed by an advisory group of six African-American adolescent mothers who were filmed feeding their infants in their homes. Measurements and Results. During baseline and follow-up evaluations, mothers were videotaped feeding their baby and completed a questionnaire on attitudes toward mealtime behavior. Analysis of covariance with repeated measures indicated changes in both behavior and attitudes. At follow-up, intervention mothers were more involved with their infant and reported more favorable attitudes toward feeding and communication than control mothers. Conclusions. Brief culturally sensitive videotapes may be effective strategies to promote parenting skills and to prevent social and health problems among adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-437
Number of pages6
JournalPediatrics
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1997

Fingerprint

Videotape Recording
Meals
Communication
Mothers
African Americans
Love
Social Problems
Parenting
Music
Randomized Controlled Trials
Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Cite this

@article{efd738dd841148679e04bf447191df44,
title = "Promoting mealtime communication between adolescent mothers and their infants through videotape",
abstract = "Objective. To use social learning theory to develop and examine the effectiveness of a 15-minute, culturally sensitive videotape in altering mealtime communication and attitudes among African-American adolescent mothers. Design. Randomized clinical trial with baseline and follow-up evaluations. Setting. High schools, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clinics, and Family Support Centers serving low-income families. Participants. Fifty-nine first-time, African-American adolescent mothers of infants. Intervention. Intervention group viewed and received a copy of a videotape titled 'Feeding Your Baby With Love.' The messages, title, music, and setting were designed by an advisory group of six African-American adolescent mothers who were filmed feeding their infants in their homes. Measurements and Results. During baseline and follow-up evaluations, mothers were videotaped feeding their baby and completed a questionnaire on attitudes toward mealtime behavior. Analysis of covariance with repeated measures indicated changes in both behavior and attitudes. At follow-up, intervention mothers were more involved with their infant and reported more favorable attitudes toward feeding and communication than control mothers. Conclusions. Brief culturally sensitive videotapes may be effective strategies to promote parenting skills and to prevent social and health problems among adolescents.",
author = "Black, {Maureen M.} and Teti, {Laureen O'Donnell}",
year = "1997",
month = "3",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1542/peds.99.3.432",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "99",
pages = "432--437",
journal = "Pediatrics",
issn = "0031-4005",
publisher = "American Academy of Pediatrics",
number = "3",

}

Promoting mealtime communication between adolescent mothers and their infants through videotape. / Black, Maureen M.; Teti, Laureen O'Donnell.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 99, No. 3, 01.03.1997, p. 432-437.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Promoting mealtime communication between adolescent mothers and their infants through videotape

AU - Black, Maureen M.

AU - Teti, Laureen O'Donnell

PY - 1997/3/1

Y1 - 1997/3/1

N2 - Objective. To use social learning theory to develop and examine the effectiveness of a 15-minute, culturally sensitive videotape in altering mealtime communication and attitudes among African-American adolescent mothers. Design. Randomized clinical trial with baseline and follow-up evaluations. Setting. High schools, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clinics, and Family Support Centers serving low-income families. Participants. Fifty-nine first-time, African-American adolescent mothers of infants. Intervention. Intervention group viewed and received a copy of a videotape titled 'Feeding Your Baby With Love.' The messages, title, music, and setting were designed by an advisory group of six African-American adolescent mothers who were filmed feeding their infants in their homes. Measurements and Results. During baseline and follow-up evaluations, mothers were videotaped feeding their baby and completed a questionnaire on attitudes toward mealtime behavior. Analysis of covariance with repeated measures indicated changes in both behavior and attitudes. At follow-up, intervention mothers were more involved with their infant and reported more favorable attitudes toward feeding and communication than control mothers. Conclusions. Brief culturally sensitive videotapes may be effective strategies to promote parenting skills and to prevent social and health problems among adolescents.

AB - Objective. To use social learning theory to develop and examine the effectiveness of a 15-minute, culturally sensitive videotape in altering mealtime communication and attitudes among African-American adolescent mothers. Design. Randomized clinical trial with baseline and follow-up evaluations. Setting. High schools, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clinics, and Family Support Centers serving low-income families. Participants. Fifty-nine first-time, African-American adolescent mothers of infants. Intervention. Intervention group viewed and received a copy of a videotape titled 'Feeding Your Baby With Love.' The messages, title, music, and setting were designed by an advisory group of six African-American adolescent mothers who were filmed feeding their infants in their homes. Measurements and Results. During baseline and follow-up evaluations, mothers were videotaped feeding their baby and completed a questionnaire on attitudes toward mealtime behavior. Analysis of covariance with repeated measures indicated changes in both behavior and attitudes. At follow-up, intervention mothers were more involved with their infant and reported more favorable attitudes toward feeding and communication than control mothers. Conclusions. Brief culturally sensitive videotapes may be effective strategies to promote parenting skills and to prevent social and health problems among adolescents.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0030959543&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0030959543&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1542/peds.99.3.432

DO - 10.1542/peds.99.3.432

M3 - Article

C2 - 9041301

AN - SCOPUS:0030959543

VL - 99

SP - 432

EP - 437

JO - Pediatrics

JF - Pediatrics

SN - 0031-4005

IS - 3

ER -