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Table 5 Change in parent and child outcomes from baseline to post intervention for participants in the Parents Working Together intervention

From: Parents Working Together: development and feasibility trial of a workplace-based program for parents that incorporates general parenting and health behaviour messages

Outcome Baseline mean (SD) Post intervention mean (SD) Change (95 % CI) p-value
Parent outcomes
Parenting self-efficacy
Range of possible scores: 22–88
73.1 (5.4) 77.7 (7.0) 4.6 (-1.5,10.7) 0.12
General parenting strategies     
Range of possible scores: 1–5     
Warmth 3.7 (0.5) 3.9 (0.4) 0.2 (-0.1,0.5) 0.19
Follow through with discipline 2.4 (0.7) 2.3 (0.8) -0.1 (-0.5,0.4) 0.73
General stress 0.3 (0.5) 0.0 (0.0) -0.3 (-0.6,0.1) 0.17
Range of possible scores: 0–3     
Self-reported Stress 7.1 (2.7) 5.7 (3.2) -1.4 (-4.2,1.4) 0.28
Range of possible scores: 1–10     
Feeding behaviours     
Range of possible scores: 1–4     
Food as reward 2.3 (0.5) 2.4 (0.5) 0.1 (-0.2,0.4) 0.35
Food restriction 2.7 (0.6) 3.0 (0.5) 0.3 (0.7,0.5) 0.02
Pressure to eat 2.6 (0.5) 2.4 (0.7) -0.2 (-0.7,0.3) 0.37
Work-family conflict     
Range of possible scores: 1–5     
Work interferes with family 2.4 (0.5) 2.3 (1.3) -0.1 (-1.3,1.1) 0.86
Family interferes with work 2.4 (0.3) 1.8 (1.2) -0.6 (-1.6,0.3) 0.16
Sugar sweetened beverage intake (servings/day) 1.0 (1.1) 0.7 (0.4) -0.3 (-1.4,0.6) 0.41
TV duration (hours/day) 2.3 (1.0) 2.1 (0.8) -0.1 (-0.8,0.5) 0.67
Sleep duration (hours/day) 7.5 (0.7) 7.4 (1.2) -0.1 (-0.8,0.7) 0.84
Child outcomes
Sugar sweetened beverage intake (servings/day) 1.3 (1.4) 1.0 (0.9) -0.3 (-1.6,1.0) 0.60
TV duration (hours/day) 2.3 (0.8) 2.2 (0.7) -0.1 (-0.3,0.2) 0.43
Sleep duration (hours/day) 10.8 (0.5) 11.0 (0.6) 0.2 (-0.1,0.5) 0.15
Active play (minutes/day) 84.1 (33.0) 89.8 (27.4) 5.7 (-18.2, 29.5) 0.60
Outdoor play (minutes/day) 83.6 (39.7) 92.5 (35.1) 8.9 (-27.0, 44.8) 0.55