WWHV004092

Izzo, C., Eckenrode, J., Smith, E., Henderson, C., Cole, R., Kitzman, H., & Olds, D. L. (2005). Reducing the impact of uncontrollable stressful life events through a program of nurse home visitation for new parents. Prevention Science, 6(4), 269–274.

Citation Year
2005
Rating
Used in Implementation Reports
On
Study Participants

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.

Setting

Elmira, NY, USA

Home Visiting Services

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.

Comparison Conditions

Mothers in the comparison group received developmental and sensory screening for their children, clinical referrals, and transportation to prenatal and postnatal care.

Staff Characteristics and Training

Services were provided by registered nurses.

Author Affiliation

David L. Olds, one of the study authors, is also the model developer.

Funding Sources

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.

Study Reg

Clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: None found. Study registration was assessed by HomVEE beginning with the 2014 review.

Attrition
Low
Reassignment
None
Citation short
Izzo, C., Eckenrode, J., Smith, E., Henderson, C., Cole, R., Kitzman, H., & Olds, D. L. (2005). Reducing the impact of uncontrollable stressful life events through a program of nurse home visitation for new parents. Prevention Science, 6(4), 269–274.
Confounding Factors
None
Baseline Equivalence
Established on race/ethnicity and SES; outcomes not feasible to assess at baseline
Disposition
Study Passes Screens
Screening Decision
Passes screens