Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) Intervention Meets HHS Criteria

Last updated: April 2017

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details

Child Development and School Readiness

Outcomes Rated Moderate

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) Intervention
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Outcome Measure Effect Follow-up Timing Sample Sample Size Intervention Group Comparison Group Group Difference Effect Size Statistical Significance Outcome Type Notes
Strange Situation Procedure - Disorganized Attachment
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Approximately 1 month after program end, or longer if child not yet old enough to measure outcome. Full analytic sample 120 children Unadjusted proportion = 0.32 Unadjusted proportion = 0.57 Mean difference = -0.25 HomeVEE calculated = 0.67 Statistically significant, p = 0.012 Primary

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Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

Negative value is favorable to the intervention.

Strange Situation Procedure - Secure Attachment
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Approximately 1 month after program end, or longer if child not yet old enough to measure outcome. Full analytic sample 120 children Unadjusted proportion = 0.52 Unadjusted proportion = 0.33 Mean difference = 0.19 HomeVEE calculated = 0.46 Not statistically significant, p = 0.082 Primary

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Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

Effect size and significance based on adjusted odds ratio provided to <abbr title="Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness">HomVEE</abbr> by the authors.

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Outcome Measure Outcome Measure Description Collection Method Properties Outcome Type Operations links

Disorganized attachment

Strange Situation, a laboratory assessment of children's reliance on the parent when they are distressed. Parent-child assessment

Videotapes were double coded, and coders agreed on 87% of organized-disorganized classifications.

Primary

Secure attachment

Strange Situation, a laboratory assessment of children's reliance on the parent when they are distressed. Parent-child assessment

Videotapes were double coded, and coders agreed on 92% of secure-insecure classifications.

Primary
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