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Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) Intervention

Meets HHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Last Updated: April 2017

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details for Positive Parenting Practices Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated High


Yarger, H. A. (2015). Investigating trajectories of change in attachment and biobehavioral catch-up among high-risk mothers: A randomized clinical trial. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 1596912.
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Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
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Statistical Significance
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Effect Size
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Outcome Type
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Growth in parental intrusiveness Favorable Delaware mothers 16 to 19 weeks 24 mothers Unadjusted mean = -1.22 Unadjusted mean = -0.26 MD = -0.961 Statistically significant, p = 0.02 Study reported = 0.81 Primary
Growth in parental sensitivity Favorable Delaware mothers 16 to 19 weeks 24 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.97 Unadjusted mean = 0.26 MD = 0.71 Statistically significant, p = 0.04 Study reported = 0.70 Primary

1 Negative value is favorable to the intervention.

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Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
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Growth in parental intrusiveness The ORCE intrusiveness scale measures the mother's tendency to disregard a child's cues to disengage from an activity or physical contact. Coded videos of parent-child play Not reported by authors. Primary
Growth in parental sensitivity The ORCE sensitivity scale measures the mother's ability to respond to the child's interests, needs, and emotions. Coded videos of parent-child play Not reported by authors. Primary
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Impact Studies Rated Moderate


Bernard, K., Yarger, H. A., Meade, E. B., Wallin, A., & Dozier, M. (2015). Enhancing sensitivity and positive regard among parents of children adopted internationally: Long-term effects from a randomized clinical trial. Unpublished manuscript.
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Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
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Statistical Significance
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Effect Size
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Outcome Type
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Parent positive regard Favorable International adoptions 0-6 months 108 caregivers Unadjusted mean = 4.32 Unadjusted mean = 3.76 MD = 0.56 Statistically significant, p<0.01 HomVEE = 0.70 Primary
Parent sensitivity Favorable International adoptions 0-6 months 108 caregivers Unadjusted mean = 3.56 Unadjusted mean = 2.93 MD = 0.63 Statistically significant, p<0.01 HomVEE = 0.62 Primary
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Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
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Parent positive regard Positive regard towards child; coded using adapted scales from NICHD's Observational Record of the Caregiving Environment. Videotaped observation Not reported by author Primary
Parent sensitivity Sensitivity towards child; coded using adapted scales from NICHD's Observational Record of the Caregiving Environment. Videotaped observation Not reported by author Primary
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