Evaluation of a Clinic-Based Program to Promote Book Sharing and Bedtime Routines Among Low-Income Urban Families With Young Children

Pamela High, Marita Hopmann, Linda LaGasse, Holly Linn
1998 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine  
Objective: 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. Study Design: Comparison of 2 cross-sectional groups using consecutive, structured, face-to-face or telephone interviews of parents. One group was a historical
more » ... ol or a comparisongroup(group1).Theotherwastheinterventiongroup (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.
doi:10.1001/archpedi.152.5.459 pmid:9605029 fatcat:iece7blfbbbpramg6m7hm7zsiq