Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) -Infant Meets HHS Criteria

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2020

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Child health

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Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) -Toddler
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance
Telomere length: ABC vs. DEF
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age 5 ABC vs. DEF 42 children Not reported Not reported Not reported Study reported = 0.58 Statistically significant, p = 0.03
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Telomere length: ABC vs. DEF

The researchers measured telomere length. Telomere shortening is linked to childhood adversity but can be buffered by sensitive parenting. Collected DNA samples from the children using buccal swabs.

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