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Last Updated: October 2012

In Brief for Child Health Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated High


Keefe, M. R., Lobo, M., Froese-Fretz, A., Kotzer, A. M., Barbosa, G., & Dudley, W. (2006). Effectiveness of an intervention for colic. Clinical Pediatrics, 45(2), 123-134.
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Keefe, M. R., Barbosa, G. A., Froese-Fretz, A., Kotzer, A. M., & Lobo, M. (2005). An intervention program for families with irritable infants. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 30(4), 230-236.

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
Parent Report on Hours of Crying Favorable Full sample 4 weeks 121 mothers-child pairs Unadjusted mean = 1.29 Unadjusted mean = 2.94 MD = -1.65 Statistically significant, p = 0 0.70 Secondary
Parent Report on Intensity of Fussiness Favorable Full sample 4 weeks 121 mother-child pairs Unadjusted mean = 1.97 Unadjusted mean = 2.79 MD = -0.82 Statistically significant, p = 0.01 -0.52 Secondary
Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
Parent report on hours of crying The Fussiness Rating Scale assesses the following dimensions of unexplained infant irritability: hours of unexplained crying per day, intensity of fussiness, and amount of fussiness per day. Parents were asked to estimate the average number of hours per day over the past week that the infant engaged in unexplained crying. The intensity and amount of fussiness were measured on a 7-point scale from no fussiness to constant fussiness. Parent/caregiver report Not reported by author Secondary
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