Background. Research suggests that multimedia-based interventions possess advantages for disseminating safe and effective methods of behavior management to parents in pediatric primary care; however, little is known about their utilization in real-life settings. In order to maximize the impact of multimedia resources, more knowledge regarding dissemination and implementation is needed. Objective. To examine provider and parental perception and utilization of videos designed to communicate evidence-based parenting strategies for disruptive behavior. Videos were available in clinic and online. Results. Both provider and parent perceptions of the videos were largely positive. However, of 240 parents surveyed, only 33% were aware of the availability of videos subsequent to a well-child visit. Parents were unlikely to view the videos if they did not do so as part of their child's health care visit. Conclusion. Multimedia interventions for behavior management are likely to be well received, but systematic methods of implementation are needed. Further study of dissemination of multimedia interventions is merited.
- child behavior
- primary care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health