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

Last updated: April 2017

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details

Positive Parenting Practices

Outcomes Rated High

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
Growth in parental intrusiveness
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
16 to 19 weeks Delaware mothers 24 mothers Unadjusted mean = -1.22 Unadjusted mean = -0.26 Mean difference = -0.96 Study reported = 0.81 Statistically significant, p = 0.02 Primary

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Negative value is favorable to the intervention.

Growth in parental sensitivity
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
16 to 19 weeks Delaware mothers 24 mothers Unadjusted mean = 0.97 Unadjusted mean = 0.26 Mean difference = 0.71 Study reported = 0.70 Statistically significant, p = 0.04 Primary
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Growth in parental intrusiveness

The ORCE intrusiveness scale measures the mother's tendency to disregard a child's cues to disengage from an activity or physical contact. Coded videos of parent-child play

Not reported by authors.

Primary

Growth in parental sensitivity

The ORCE sensitivity scale measures the mother's ability to respond to the child's interests, needs, and emotions. Coded videos of parent-child play

Not reported by authors.

Primary

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
Parent positive regard
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
0-6 months International adoptions 108 caregivers Unadjusted mean = 4.32 Unadjusted mean = 3.76 Mean difference = 0.56 HomeVEE calculated = 0.70 Statistically significant, p<0.01 Primary
Parent sensitivity
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
0-6 months International adoptions 108 caregivers Unadjusted mean = 3.56 Unadjusted mean = 2.93 Mean difference = 0.63 HomeVEE calculated = 0.62 Statistically significant, p<0.01 Primary
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Parent positive regard

Positive regard towards child; coded using adapted scales from NICHD's Observational Record of the Caregiving Environment. Videotaped observation

Not reported by author

Primary

Parent sensitivity

Sensitivity towards child; coded using adapted scales from NICHD's Observational Record of the Caregiving Environment. Videotaped observation

Not reported by author

Primary
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