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Parent-Child Home Program

Last Updated: July 2011

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

Impact Studies Rated High


Madden, J., O’Hara, J., & Levenstein, P. (1984). Home again: Effects of the Mother-Child Home Program on mother and child. Child Development, 55(2), 636–647.
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Levenstein, P., O'Hara, J., & Madden, J. (1983). The mother-child home program of the verbal interaction project. In Consortium for Longitudinal Studies (Ed.), As the twig is bent-lasting effects of preschool programs. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

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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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Maternal Interactive Behavior Favorable 1973 – 1976 cohorts Post-program 114 mothers Mean = 282.38 SD = 111.91 Mean = 185.95 SD = 86.20 MD = 96.43 Statistically significant, p < 0.05 HomVEE = 0.96 Primary
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Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
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Maternal Interactive Behavior Frequencies of occurrence of 10 categories of behavior were tallied in four viewings of videotaped parent-child interaction. The categories were: labeling, use of color names, verbalization of actions, verbalization of number and shape, solicitation of information from the child, verbal praise, encouragement of divergent use of a toy, nonverbal indication of warmth, reply to child's vocalization, and failure to reply to child's vocalization. Video recording of parent-child interaction Pearson's r = 0.48 to 0.74 Cronbach's α = 0.82 Primary
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