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Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program (MECSH)

Meets HHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Last Updated: May 2013

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

Impact Studies Rated Moderate


Kemp, L., Harris, E., McMahon, C., Matthey, S., Vimpani, G., Anderson, T., Schmied, V., Aslam, H., & Zapart, S. (2011). Child and family outcomes of a long-term nurse home visitation programme: A randomised controlled trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 96, 533-540.
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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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HOME avoidance of restriction and punishment No Effect Sydney sample 24 months 174 mothers Mean = 5.75 (SE = 0.13) Mean = 5.50 (SE = 0.13) MD = 0.25 Not Statistically significant, p = 0.18 Not available Primary
HOME maternal involvement with child No Effect Sydney sample 24 months 174 mothers Mean = 3.24 (SE = 0.12) Mean = 3.19 (SE = 0.13) MD = 0.05 Not Statistically significant, p = 0.76 Not available Primary
HOME organization of environment No Effect Sydney sample 24 months 174 mothers Mean = 4.92 (SE = 0.08) Mean = 4.84 (SE = 0.08) MD = 0.09 Not Statistically significant, p = 0.43 Not available Primary
HOME provision of appropriate play materials No Effect Sydney sample 24 months 174 mothers Mean = 6.90 (SE = 0.12) Mean = 6.68 (SE = 0.13) MD = 0.23 Not Statistically significant, p = 0.21 Not available Primary
HOME responsivity Favorable Sydney sample 24 months 174 mothers Mean = 9.35 (SE = 0.13) Mean = 8.88 (SE = 0.14) MD = 0.47 Statistically significant, p = 0.02 Study-reported = 0.26 Primary
HOME variety in daily stimulation No Effect Sydney sample 24 months 174 mothers Mean = 3.75 (SE = 0.08) Mean = 3.67 (SE = 0.08) MD = 0.08 Not Statistically significant, p = 0.49 Not available Primary
Household always smoke free No Effect Sydney sample 24 months 208 mothers 35% 35% OR = 1.00 Not Statistically significant, p = 0.99 HomVEE = 0.00 Secondary
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Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
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Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) The HOME assesses parenting practices and aspects of the home environment. The researchers examined the following subscales: avoidance of restriction and punishment, maternal involvement with child, organization of the environment, variety in daily stimulation, parental responsivity, and provision of appropriate play materials. Parent/caregiver interview and observational assessment Not reported Primary
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