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Child Parent Enrichment Project (CPEP)

Last Updated: October 2012

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

Impact Studies Rated Moderate


Barth, R. P. (1991). An experimental evaluation of in-home child abuse prevention services. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 15(4), 363-75.
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Barth, R. P., Hacking, S., & Ash, J. R. (1988). Preventing child abuse: An experimental evaluation of the Child Parent Enrichment Project. Journal of Primary Prevention, 8(4), 201-217.

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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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Baby care (child welfare) No Effect Reassigned sample 6 months 191 mothers Unadjusted mean = 7.43 Unadjusted mean = 7.09 MD= 0.34 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.09 Secondary
Birthweight (grams) No Effect Reassigned sample 6 months 191 mothers Unadjusted mean = 3,396 Unadjusted mean = 3,255 MD= 141 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.21 Secondary
Emergency (child welfare) No Effect Reassigned sample 6 months 191 mothers Unadjusted mean = 1.44 Unadjusted mean = 1.44 MD= 0.00 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.001 Secondary
Health (child welfare) No Effect Reassigned sample 6 months 191 mothers Unadjusted mean = 5.62 Unadjusted mean = 5.43 MD= 0.19 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 HomVEE = 0.061 Secondary

1 High score equals unfavorable.

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Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
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Baby care (child welfare) The number of doctors visits for well baby care and vaccinations. Parent/caregiver report Not applicable Secondary
Birthweight (grams) The infant’s reported birth weight in grams. Parent/caregiver report Not applicable Secondary
Emergency (child welfare) The number of times an infant was taken to the emergency department. Parent/caregiver report Not applicable Secondary
Need care (child welfare) The number of mothers whose child was removed from her care by a police office or social worker or was cared for by a neighbor as a result of the mother's neglect. Parent/caregiver report Not applicable Secondary
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