Web-based preventive care intervention for preterm infants and their families – e-prem trial
E-prem is a new web-based intervention program for preterm infants and their families. The intervention is delivered over the first year of life and is designed to promote child development and parental mental health by providing parents with skills, resources and information via a standardised yet flexible web-based program with one-on-one telephone coaching. Content is based ona previously successful early intervention program (VIBeS Plus), which improved infant and parental outcomes at two and four years of age. The group recently completed a pilot study of the intervention, and will soon begin a randomised controlled trial to assess the clinical efficacy of e-prem compared with standard care on child cognitive development, child behaviour and parent mental health at the age of two years, corrected. Researchers will also examine the cost-effectiveness of the intervention.
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