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Early Start (New Zealand)

Meets HHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Last Updated: July 2014

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details for Reductions in Juvenile Delinquency, Family Violence, and Crime Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated Moderate


Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Grant, H., & Ridder, E. M. (2005). Early start evaluation report. Christchurch, NZ: Early Start Project Ltd.
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Fergusson, D. M., Grant, H., Horwood, L. J., & Ridder, E. M. (2005). Randomized trial of the Early Start program of home visitation. Pediatrics, 116(6), e803-e809.

Fergusson, D. M., Grant, H., Horwood, L. J., & Ridder, E. M. (2006). Randomized trial of the Early Start program of home visitation: Parent and family outcomes. Pediatrics, 117(3), 781-786. doi:10.1542/peds.2005-1517

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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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Percent mother assaulted by any partner No Effect Christchurch sample 36 months 388 families 26.4% 22.3% -4.11 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Study-reported = -0.10 Primary

1 High score equals unfavorable.

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