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Last Updated: July 2011

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details for Maternal Health Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated High

Shaw, D. S., Connell, A., Dishion, T. J., Wilson, M. N., & Gardner, F. (2009). Improvements in maternal depression as a mediator of intervention effects on early childhood problem behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 21, 417–439.
Show Study Effects Details
Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
Statistical Significance
Effect Size
Outcome Type
Maternal Depressive Symptoms (CES-D) Favorable Early Steps Multisite Study sample Age 3 651 mothers Mean = 14.62
SD = 11.06
Mean = 16.26
SD = 10.84
Study-estimated program effect = -1.95 Statistically significant,
p < 0.05
HomVEE = -0.15 Secondary

1 Statistical significance is based on the results of the authors’ analysis using an autoregressive model.

Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
CES-D: Depressive Symptoms The CES-D is a 20-item assessment of depressive symptoms. Parent/caregiver report Cronbach’s α = 0.76 at age 2 years, Cronbach’s a = 0.75 at age 3 years Secondary