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Participants were 324 mothers and 315 of their first-born children. The mothers and children all participated in an RCT examining the Nurse-Family Partnership model in Elmira, NY in 1978. At the time of recruitment, participants were pregnant, first-time mothers who were less than 25 weeks pregnant. All participants were all either under the age of 19; unmarried; or had low socioeconomic status, as indicated by their Medicaid eligibility.
Elmira, NY, USA
The treatment group received in-home nurse visits from pregnancy through 24 months after birth, in addition to the same services as the comparison group.
Mothers in the comparison group received developmental and sensory screening for their children, clinical referrals, and transportation to prenatal and postnatal care.
Services were provided by registered nurses.
This study was supported with grants from the Prevention Research Branch of the National Institutes of Mental Health (R01-MH49381); the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (96ASPE278A); the Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (90-CA-1631). The research was also supported by an NIH Senior Research Scientist Award.
Clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: None found. Study registration was assessed by HomVEE beginning with the 2014 review.