Family Connects Meets HHS Criteria

Last updated: October 2014

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details

Positive Parenting Practices

Outcomes Rated Moderate

Family Connects
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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
Father–infant relationship quality
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 524 families Unadjusted mean = 2.09 Unadjusted mean = 1.92 Mean difference = 0.11 HomeVEE calculated = 0.21 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.08
Secondary
Mother knowledge of infant development
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.75 Unadjusted mean = 0.77 Mean difference = 0.02 HomeVEE calculated = -0.11 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.10
Secondary
Mother negative parenting behaviors
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.32 Unadjusted mean = 0.33 Mean difference = 0.02 HomeVEE calculated = -0.03 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.59
Secondary
Mother positive parenting behaviors
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 4.12 Unadjusted mean = 4.01 Mean difference = 0.10 Study reported = 0.25 Statistically significant, p<0.01 Secondary
Mother sense of parenting competence
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 4.62 Unadjusted mean = 4.63 Mean difference = 0.01 HomeVEE calculated = -0.02 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.83
Secondary
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Outcome Measure Outcome Measure Description Collection Method Properties Outcome Type Operations links

Father–infant relationship quality

Father-infant relationship quality (whether the biological father was involved with the infant 10 items e.g., "hugs or shows physical affection toward child") Parent report

Not applicable

Secondary

Mother knowledge of infant development

Knowledge of infant development (10 items e.g., "shouted at infant") Parent report

Not applicable

Secondary

Mother negative parenting behaviors

Negative parenting behaviors (10 items, e.g., "shouted at infant") Parent report

Not applicable

Secondary

Mother positive parenting behaviors

Positive parenting behaviors (7 items e.g., "comforted infant") Parent report

Not applicable

Secondary

Mother sense of parenting competence

Parenting sense of competence (17 items e.g., "being a parent makes me tense and anxious") Parent report

Not applicable

Secondary
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