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Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) Program

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Last Updated: July 2015

In Brief for Reductions in Child Maltreatment Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated Moderate


Williams, C. M., Asaolu, I., English, B., Jewell, T., Smith, K., & Robl, J. (2014). Child health improvement by HANDS home visiting program (Unpublished manuscript). University of Kentucky Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lexington, KY.
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
Substantiated reports of child maltreatment (proportion) Favorable Kentucky 2011-2012 matched Unknown 4506 infants Unadjusted mean = 0.06 Unadjusted mean = 0.11 OR = 0.53 Statistically significant, p = 0.00 HomVEE = -0.38 Primary

1 Negative effect is favorable.

Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
Substantiated reports of child maltreatment (proportion) Percentage of families who had a substantiated report for child maltreatment Administrative data Not reported by author Primary
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