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Table 1 Secondary outcome measures and time-points

From: Preventing mental health problems in children: the Families in Mind population-based cluster randomised controlled trial

Construct Measure Administration time points (child age in yrs) Rationale for use
Baseline* 2y 3y 4y 5y
Parent questionnaire measures: Primary carer ■ Secondary carer
Child major health or developmental diagnoses Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDs) [38]      Children with major diagnoses are excluded.
Child quality of life PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scale [39]    Child health-related quality of life.
Parenting practices Over involved/protective parenting scale [12] Assessment of parenting practices.
Parent mental health Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS21) [40] Impact on parental mental health.
Parent quality of life Assessment of Quality of Life 6D [41] Independent living, mental health, coping, relationships, pain and senses.
Costs Child and adult health service use   Intervention process evaluation (policy/decision makers considering translation/dissemination).
Feedback: Family Check-Up Parents acceptability and usefulness rating of the intervention      Intervention process evaluation (translation/dissemination uptake by families).
Feedback: Toddlers Without Tears Parents acceptability and usefulness rating of the intervention     Intervention process evaluation (translation/dissemination uptake by families).
Health professional measures: MCH nurses
Construct Measure Administration time points (child aged yrs) Additional information
   15 & 18 months 2 3 4 5  
Delivery/Fidelity Toddlers Without Tears Program Group sessions content checklists     Integrity of intervention delivery. Adapted for this study.
  1. * Baseline includes the 8 and 12 month questionnaires.