ERIC Number: EJ1158017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Randomized Trial of Healthy Families Arizona: Quantitative and Qualitative Outcomes
LeCroy, Craig Winston; Davis, Melinda F.
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n7 p747-757 Nov 2017
Home visitation has the potential to improve parent, child, and maternal outcomes and has become a widely implemented prevention program across the United States. The purpose of this research was to use a randomized controlled trial to assess the short-term effectiveness of the Arizona Healthy Families program across a range of outcomes. Two hundred and forty-five families were randomly assigned to the experimental group (Healthy Families) or control group (Child Development assessment only). Results revealed significant findings across four domains including safety and resources, parenting attitudes and behaviors, health and maternal outcomes, and mental health and coping. These results were further corroborated with an analysis of qualitative findings that analyzed linguistic differences between how the treatment and control group described their parenting. These results add to the existing literature on the effectiveness of the Healthy Families model of home visitation.
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Outcomes of Education, Home Visits, Prevention, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Health Education, Health Promotion, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness, Interviews, Safety, Mental Health, Coping, Participant Satisfaction, Family Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90CA178