Samantha B Berkule

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether duration and content of media exposure in 6-month-old infants are associated with development at age 14 months. DESIGN Longitudinal analysis of 259 mother-infant dyads participating in a long-term study related to early child development, from November 23, 2005, through January 14, 2008. SETTING An urban public hospital.(More)
Objective: To assess a two-question screening tool, the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2), for identifying depressive symptomatology in economically disadvantaged mothers of children in pediatric settings and to explore risk factors associated with a positive depression screen. Methods: A convenience sample of mothers was enrolled at an inner city(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess verbal interactions related to television and other electronic media exposure among mothers and 6 month-old-infants. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of 154 mother-infant dyads participating in a long-term study related to early child development. SETTING Urban public hospital. PARTICIPANTS Low socioeconomic status mothers of(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed a randomized, controlled trial to assess the impact of the Video Interaction Project (VIP), a program based in pediatric primary care in which videotaped interactions are used by child development specialists to promote early child development. METHOD Ninety-nine Latino children (52 VIP, 47 controls) at risk of developmental delay(More)
OBJECTIVE There has been limited study of the association between media exposure and behavior in children younger than age 3 years. We sought to study this association in toddlers and determine whether the association varied depending on media content. METHODS We carried out a secondary analysis of a cohort of Latino mother-infant dyads followed from(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether maternal literacy level accounts for associations between educational level and the cognitive home environment in low-income families. DESIGN Analysis of 369 mother-infant dyads participating in a long-term study related to early child development. SETTING Urban public hospital. PARTICIPANTS Low-income mothers of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether electronic media exposure is associated with decreased parental reading and teaching activities in the homes of preschool children. METHODS A convenience sample presenting for well-child care to an urban hospital pediatric clinic was enrolled. Inclusion criteria were: child's age 3 to 5 years and not yet in kindergarten.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of pediatric primary care interventions on parent-child interactions in families with low socioeconomic status. DESIGN In this randomized controlled trial, participants were randomized to 1 of 2 interventions (Video Interaction Project [VIP] or Building Blocks [BB]) or the control group. SETTING Urban public hospital(More)
We studied associations between 2 pediatric primary care interventions promoting parental responsiveness and maternal depressive symptoms among low-income mothers. This randomized controlled trial included 2 interventions (Video Interaction Project [VIP], Building Blocks [BB]) and a control group. VIP is a relationship-based intervention, using(More)
AIM To establish whether young children watched foreground electronic media or background media that was not aimed at them or was inappropriate for their age. METHODS We performed a longitudinal analysis of mother-infant dyads participating in a larger parenting study. The primary dependent variable was maternal reports of watching habits from media(More)