Even though baseline equivalence was not established on baseline measures of the outcomes, this study rated high because it had low attrition, established baseline equivalence on race/ethnicity and SES, and controlled for baseline measures of some outcomes in the analyses. Those outcomes rated high. In addition to the outcomes that rated high, several outcomes in this study rated low: Eyeberg problem behavior at ages 3 and 4, externalizing behavior at ages 3 and 4, parent involvement at age 3, positive parenting at age 3, parent neutral at age 3, and Proactive parenting at age 3. These outcomes rated low because we could not assess attrition or baseline equivalence based on information reported in the study, nor was this information available from the author. Also, some outcomes in the structural equation models reported in this study were not eligible for review because the model did not estimate the direct, total effect of the intervention on the outcome.This study is part of a large RCT described by Dishion et al. (2008).
This study review was updated in 2017. Specifically, HomVEE identified additional outcomes within this study that were eligible for review in the course of the 2017 annual review. Those additional outcomes that received a moderate or high rating are reported for the study. The review of additional outcomes did not affect the overall study rating.