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Last Updated: August 2013

In Brief for Child Development and School Readiness Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated High


Carta, J. J., Lefever, J. B., Bigelow, K., Borkowski, J., & Warren, S. F. (n.d.). Randomized trial of a cellular-phone enhanced home visitation parenting intervention. Unpublished manuscript.
Results for Project 12-Ways/Safecare.
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Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
Statistical Significance
Effect Size
Outcome Type
BASC-2-PRS - Adaptive Behaviors No Effect Planned Activities Training (PAT) vs. Control 6 months 258 mothers Adjusted mean = 50.27 Adjusted mean = 48.28 MD = 0.77 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.18 Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Externalizing Behaviors No Effect Planned Activities Training (PAT) vs. Control 6 months 258 mothers Adjusted mean = 48.96 Adjusted mean = 49.85 MD = -1.44 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = -0.09 Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Internalizing Behaviors No Effect Planned Activities Training (PAT) vs. Control 6 months 258 mothers Adjusted mean = 50.60 Adjusted mean = 49.21 MD = -0.55 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.13 Secondary
Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) Favorable Planned Activities Training (PAT) vs. Control 6 months 258 mothers Adjusted mean = 4.33 Adjusted mean = 4.23 MD = 0.18 Statistically significant, p ≤ 0.05 Study-reported = 0.29 Secondary
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Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
BASC-2-PRS - Adaptive Behaviors Mean score on the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children-2-Parent Report Scale (BASC-2-PRS), adaptive behaviors Parent/caregiver report Internal consistency reliability for the age of interest ranged from 0.85 to 0.93; test-retest reliability ranged from 0.81 to 0.86. Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Externalizing Behaviors Mean score on the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children-2-Parent Report Scale (BASC-2-PRS), externalizing behaviors Parent/caregiver report Internal consistency reliability for the age of interest ranged from 0.85 to 0.93; test-retest reliability ranged from 0.81 to 0.86. Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Internalizing Behaviors Mean score on the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children-2-Parent Report Scale (BASC-2-PRS), internalizing behaviors Parent/caregiver report Internal consistency reliability for the age of interest ranged from 0.85 to 0.93; test-retest reliability ranged from 0.81 to 0.86. Secondary
Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) Mean CBRS score; CBRS was a 5-point scale used to rate five dimensions of children’s positive engagement and responsiveness during parent-child interactions. Child assessment Internal consistency = 0.81 Secondary
Results for Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training.
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Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
Statistical Significance
Effect Size
Outcome Type
BASC-2-PRS - Adaptive Behaviors No Effect Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (CPAT) vs. Planned Activities Training (PAT) 6 months 255 mothers Adjusted mean = 53.59 Adjusted mean = 50.27 MD = 2.18 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.29 Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Adaptive Behaviors Favorable Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (CPAT) vs. Control 6 months 229 mothers Adjusted mean = 53.59 Adjusted mean = 48.28 MD = 2.95 Statistically significant, p ≤ 0.05 Study-reported = 0.29 Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Externalizing Behaviors No Effect Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (CPAT) vs. Control 6 months 229 mothers Adjusted mean = 47.73 Adjusted mean = 49.85 MD = -2.17 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = -0.21 Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Externalizing Behaviors No Effect Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (CPAT) vs. Planned Activities Training (PAT) 6 months 255 mothers Adjusted mean = 47.73 Adjusted mean = 48.96 MD = -0.77 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = -0.12 Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Internalizing Behaviors No Effect Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (CPAT) vs. Planned Activities Training (PAT) 6 months 255 mothers Adjusted mean = 48.48 Adjusted mean = 50.60 MD = -1.70 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = -0.19 Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Internalizing Behaviors No Effect Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (CPAT) vs. Control 6 months 229 mothers Adjusted mean = 48.48 Adjusted mean = 49.21 MD = -2.27 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = -0.07 Secondary
Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) No Effect Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (CPAT) vs. Planned Activities Training (PAT) 6 months 255 mothers Adjusted mean = 4.45 Adjusted mean = 4.33 MD = 0.09 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.20 Secondary
Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) Favorable Cellular Phone Enhanced Planned Activities Training (CPAT) vs. Control 6 months 229 mothers Adjusted mean = 4.45 Adjusted mean = 4.23 MD = 0.27 Statistically significant, p ≤ 0.001 Study-reported = 0.43 Secondary
Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
BASC-2-PRS - Adaptive Behaviors Mean score on the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children-2-Parent Report Scale (BASC-2-PRS), adaptive behaviors Parent/caregiver report Internal consistency reliability for the age of interest ranged from 0.85 to 0.93; test-retest reliability ranged from 0.81 to 0.86. Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Externalizing Behaviors Mean score on the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children-2-Parent Report Scale (BASC-2-PRS), externalizing behaviors Parent/caregiver report Internal consistency reliability for the age of interest ranged from 0.85 to 0.93; test-retest reliability ranged from 0.81 to 0.86. Secondary
BASC-2-PRS - Internalizing Behaviors Mean score on the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children-2-Parent Report Scale (BASC-2-PRS), internalizing behaviors Parent/caregiver report Internal consistency reliability for the age of interest ranged from 0.85 to 0.93; test-retest reliability ranged from 0.81 to 0.86. Secondary
Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) Mean CBRS score; CBRS was a 5-point scale used to rate five dimensions of children’s positive engagement and responsiveness during parent-child interactions. Child assessment Internal consistency = 0.81 Secondary
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