Prem Baby Triple P - an RCT

Project type/s Clinical trial
Project status Currently underway

In Australia there are 2,600 very preterm survivors each year. Of these, 50% will have education difficulties and 10% cerebral palsy. The aim of this study is to conduct a randomised trial to determine the effectiveness of a parenting intervention (Prem Baby Triple P) in improving child and parent/couple outcomes. Developed specifically to meet the needs of the family of the very preterm infant Prem Baby Triple P has been shown to have utility and efficacy in pilot studies. Prem Baby Triple P has the potential to make a significant positive contribution to the promotion of positive family relationships, good infant development, and to the reduction of psychological adjustment difficulties and improved cognitive, behavioural development and communication leading to improved educational outcomes and community contribution in later years for preterm infants. If Prem Baby Triple P is shown to be beneficial then the provision of it would become standard practice in Queensland benefiting many infants born preterm, their parents and the wider community.

Team Members

  • Peter Gray - Team Role: Principal Investigator
  • Luke Jardine - Team Role: Project Coordinator