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

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2013

Effects shown in research & outcome measure details

Positive parenting practices

Findings rated moderate

Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program (MECSH)
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance
HOME avoidance of restriction and punishment
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 174 mothers Mean = 5.75 Mean = 5.50 Mean difference = 0.25 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.18
HOME maternal involvement with child
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 174 mothers Mean = 3.24 Mean = 3.19 Mean difference = 0.05 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.76
HOME organization of environment
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 174 mothers Mean = 4.92 Mean = 4.84 Mean difference = 0.09 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.43
HOME provision of appropriate play materials
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 174 mothers Mean = 6.90 Mean = 6.68 Mean difference = 0.23 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.21
HOME responsivity
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 174 mothers Mean = 9.35 Mean = 8.88 Mean difference = 0.47 Study reported = 0.26 Statistically significant, p = 0.02
HOME variety in daily stimulation
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 174 mothers Mean = 3.75 Mean = 3.67 Mean difference = 0.08 Not available Not Statistically significant, p = 0.49
Household always smoke free
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
24 months Sydney sample 208 mothers % = 35.00 % = 35.00 OR = 1.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.00 Not Statistically significant, p = 0.99
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Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME)

The HOME assesses parenting practices and aspects of the home environment. The researchers examined the following subscales: avoidance of restriction and punishment, maternal involvement with child, organization of the environment, variety in daily stimulation, parental responsivity, and provision of appropriate play materials. Parent/caregiver interview and observational assessment

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