Jack W. Finney, Christopher J. Brophy, Patrick C. Friman, Archie S. Golden, Gina S. Richman, Alexander F. Ross

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We prompted parents to increase their interactions with health‐care providers during their children's health‐supervision visits. Before scheduled appointments we asked parents of 32 infants and young children if they had specific child health questions or concerns. Sixteen parents randomly assigned to the prompted group were then prompted to initiate discussions of their concerns. Sixteen control parents discussed unrelated topics before their appointments. Prompted parents initiated significantly more interactions with health‐care providers and more health and behavioral topics were discussed during their appointments. Both parent groups reported satisfaction with health‐care services. Further research is needed to determine the clinical significance of outcomes associated with enhanced parent‐provider interaction during children's health‐supervision visits. These visits are ideal settings for behavioral research on improving health care for children and their families. 1990 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


  • behavioral pediatrics
  • child health supervision
  • health care
  • parent‐professional interaction
  • pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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    Finney, J. W., Brophy, C. J., Friman, P. C., Golden, A. S., Richman, G. S., & Ross, A. F. (1990). PROMOTING PARENT‐PROVIDER INTERACTION DURING YOUNG CHILDREN'S HEALTH‐SUPERVISION VISITS. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 23(2), 207-213.