Journal article

Training community health nurses to measure parent-child interaction: a mixed-methods study

Penny Levickis, Cristina McKean, Elaine Walls, James Law

European Journal of Public Health | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aims to determine whether the Parental Responsiveness Rating Scale (PaRRiS) completed at child age 24-30 months can be used by community child health nurses (CCHNs) to reliably measure the quality of parent-child interactions in practice. METHODS: A mixed-methods design was used involving CCHNs working in public health settings. Five CCHNs recruited from the North-East of England were trained to use PaRRiS. Thirty parent-child dyads attending their routine 24-30-month check were observed. Nurses rated parent-child dyads during 5 min of free-play using PaRRiS. The free-play sessions were video recorded and rated blind by the first author to the nurse observation. Semi-s..

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Grants

Awarded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant


Funding Acknowledgements

P.L. was supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 705044.