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Healthy Beginnings

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Last Updated: June 2015

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

Impact Studies Rated Moderate


Wen, L. M., Baur, L. A., Simpson, J. M., Rissel, C., Wardle, K., & Flood, V. M. (2012). Effectiveness of home based early intervention on children's BMI at age 2: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 344, e3732.
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
Mother activity time >=150 minutes/week-Complete Case Analysis Favorable Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 24 months 458 children Unadjusted mean = 0.48 Unadjusted mean = 0.38 MD = 0.10 Statistically significant,
p = 0.04
HomVEE = 0.24 Secondary
Mother drink soft drink-Complete Case Analysis No Effect Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 24 months 497 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.44 Unadjusted mean = 0.52 MD = -0.08 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.08
HomVEE = -0.19 Secondary
Mother eat fast food-Complete Case Analysis No Effect Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 24 months 497 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.83 Unadjusted mean = 0.86 MD = -0.03 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.33
HomVEE = -0.15 Secondary
Mother eat french fries-Complete Case Analysis No Effect Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 24 months 497 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.81 Unadjusted mean = 0.86 MD = -0.06 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.09
HomVEE = -0.25 Secondary
Mother eat processed meat-Complete Case Analysis Favorable Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 24 months 495 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.20 Unadjusted mean = 0.28 MD = -0.08 Statistically significant,
p = 0.03
HomVEE = -0.28 Secondary
Mother fruit >2 serving/day-Complete Case Analysis No Effect Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 24 months 497 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.22 Unadjusted mean = 0.18 MD = 0.04 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.25
HomVEE = 0.16 Secondary
Mother vegetable >2 servings/day-Complete Case Analysis Favorable Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 24 months 496 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.52 Unadjusted mean = 0.36 MD = 0.16 Statistically significant,
p = 0.00
HomVEE = 0.41 Secondary
Mother watch TV >=120 minutes/day-Complete Case Analysis No Effect Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 24 months 496 children Unadjusted mean = 0.65 Unadjusted mean = 0.64 MD = 0.01 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.84
HomVEE = 0.02 Secondary
Mother water >=8 cups/day-Complete Case Analysis No Effect Sydney, Australia Healthy Beginnings Trial 24 months 497 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.16 Unadjusted mean = 0.17 MD = 0.00 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.99
HomVEE = 0.00 Secondary

1 Authors indicated that negative effect favors the treatment group.

Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
Mother activity time >=150 minutes/week-Complete Case Analysis Percentage of mothers who engage in 150 minutes or more of activity in a week Mother report Not applicable Secondary
Mother drink soft drink-Complete Case Analysis Percentage of mothers who drink soft drinks Mother report Not applicable Secondary
Mother eat fast food-Complete Case Analysis Percentage of mothers who eat fast food Mother report Not applicable Secondary
Mother eat french fries-Complete Case Analysis Percentage of mothers who eat french fries Mother report Not applicable Secondary
Mother eat processed meat-Complete Case Analysis Percentage of mothers who eat processed meat Mother report Not applicable Secondary
Mother fruit >2 serving/day-Complete Case Analysis Percentage of mothers consuming more than 2 servings per day of fruit Mother report Not applicable Secondary
Mother vegetable >2 servings/day-Complete Case Analysis Percentage of mothers consuming more than 2 servings per day of vegetables Mother report Not applicable Secondary
Mother watch TV >=120 minutes/day-Complete Case Analysis Percentage of mothers who watch 120 minutes or more of TV a day Mother report Not applicable Secondary
Mother water >=8 cups/day-Complete Case Analysis Percentage of mothers drinking 8 or more cups of water per day Mother report Not applicable Secondary
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