Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program (MECSH) Meets HHS Criteria

Last updated: May 2013

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details

Maternal Health

Outcomes Rated Moderate

Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program (MECSH)
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up Timing Sample Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Group Difference Effect size Statistical significance Outcome Type
Assisted vaginal delivery
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
Birth Western Sydney 199 mothers Unadjusted % = 2.80 Unadjusted % = 9.70 Difference = -6.90 Study reported = 0.30 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Primary
Caesarean section
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
Birth Western Sydney 199 mothers Unadjusted % = 17.00 Unadjusted % = 21.50 Difference = -4.50 Study reported = 0.13 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Primary
Genitourinary infection in pregnancy
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
Birth Western Sydney 203 mothers Unadjusted % = 19.40 Unadjusted % = 21.30 Difference = -1.90 Study reported = 0.05 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Primary
Gestational diabetes
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
Birth Western Sydney 203 mothers Unadjusted % = 6.50 Unadjusted % = 12.60 Difference = -6.10 Study reported = 0.20 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Primary
Maternal general health, very good or excellent
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
4-6 weeks Western Sydney 141 mothers Unadjusted % = 51.30 Unadjusted % = 35.40 Difference = 15.90 Study reported = 0.44 Statistically significant, p = 0.03 Secondary
Pregnancy-induced hypertension
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
Birth Western Sydney 203 mothers Unadjusted % = 0.00 Unadjusted % = 4.20 Difference = -4.20 Study reported = 0.40 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Primary
Unassisted vaginal delivery
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
Birth Western Sydney 199 mothers Unadjusted % = 80.20 Unadjusted % = 68.80 Difference = 11.40 Study reported = 0.25 Not statistically significant, p > 0.05 Primary
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Outcome Measure Outcome Measure Description Collection method Properties Outcome Type Operations links

Assisted vaginal delivery

Percentage of mothers who had instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries Obstetric data record

Not applicable

Primary

Caesarean section

Percentage of mothers who had caesarean deliveries Obstetric data record

Not applicable

Primary

Genitourinary infection in pregnancy

Percentage of mothers who had a genitourinaryinfection during pregnancy Obstetric data record

Not applicable

Primary

Gestational diabetes

Percentage of mothers who had gestational diabetes Obstetric data record

Not applicable

Primary

Maternal general health, very good or excellent

Percentage of mothers who reported their healthwas very good or excellent at 4-6 weeks postpartum Parent/caregiver report

Not applicable

Secondary

Pregnancy-induced hypertension

Percentage of mothers who had pregnancy-induced hypertension Obstetric data record

Not applicable

Primary

Unassisted vaginal delivery

Percentage of mothers who had unassisted vaginal deliveries Obstetric data record

Not applicable

Primary
Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program (MECSH)
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up Timing Sample Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Group Difference Effect size Statistical significance Outcome Type
Family functioning
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 208 mothers Mean = 1.83 Mean = 1.77 Mean difference = 0.06 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.21 Secondary
Maternal depression
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 208 mothers Mean = 7.34 Mean = 7.07 Mean difference = 0.30 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.55 Secondary
Maternal experience of being a mother
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
12 months Sydney sample 138 mothers Mean = 30.05 Mean = 29.83 Mean difference = 0.22 Not available Not Statistically significant, p > 0.05 Secondary
Maternal general health
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 208 mothers Mean = 2.42 Mean = 2.50 Mean difference = -0.08 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.33 Secondary
Maternal mental health
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 208 mothers Mean = 51.60 Mean = 51.33 Mean difference = 0.28 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.69 Secondary
Maternal physical health
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 208 mothers Mean = 48.34 Mean = 48.23 Mean difference = 0.11 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.84 Secondary
Maternal social support
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 208 mothers Mean = 20.11 Mean = 20.45 Mean difference = -0.34 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.26 Secondary
Mother never smoked
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 208 mothers % = 62.00 % = 68.00 OR = 1.30 HomeVEE calculated = 0.00 Not Statistically significant, p = 0.38 Secondary
Stressful life events
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 208 mothers Mean = 3.07 Mean = 3.06 Mean difference = 0.01 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.98 Secondary
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Outcome Measure Outcome Measure Description Collection method Properties Outcome Type Operations links

Family functioning

McMaster Family Assessment Device Parent/caregiver report

Not reported

Secondary

Household always smoke free

Whether household was always reported as smoke-free Parent/caregiver report

Not applicable

Secondary

Maternal depression

Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS) Parent/caregiver report

Not reported

Secondary

Maternal experience of being a mother

Being a Mother Scale (Matthey, 2011), which assessed satisfaction with the role of motherhood Maternal self-report

Not applicable

Secondary

Maternal general health

Not reported Parent/caregiver report

Not reported

Secondary

Maternal mental health

12-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12), Mental Component Summary Parent/caregiver report

Not reported

Secondary

Maternal physical health

12-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12), Physical Component Summary Parent/caregiver report

Not reported

Secondary

Maternal social support

Not reported Parent/caregiver report

Not reported

Secondary

Mother never smoked

Whether mother ever smoked Parent/caregiver report

Not applicable

Secondary

Stressful life events

Number of stressful life evens in the previous year using the modified Life Events Inventory Parent/caregiver report

Not reported

Secondary
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