Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers Meets HHS Criteria

Implementation support is not currently available for the model as reviewed.

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2011

In brief

Evidence of model effectiveness

Title General population Tribal population Domains with favorable effects
Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers Yes, Meets HHS Criteria Meets HHS criteria Does not meet HHS criteria for tribal population because the model has not been evaluated with a tribal population.
  • Child health,
  • Family economic self-sufficiency,

Model description

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) for Adolescent Mothers was designed to help young mothers gain social competence and achieve model objectives by teaching self-management skills, techniques for coping with stress and depression, and skills to communicate effectively with partners, family, peers, and social agencies. The model served pregnant Latina and African American adolescents who were referred to the county health department or another health services agency for nursing care. EIP included 17 home visits from mid-pregnancy through the child’s first year of life. During home visits, public health nurses used a variety of teaching methods to cover five main content areas: (1) health, (2) sexuality and family planning, (3) maternal role, (4) life skills, and (5) social support systems.

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Extent of evidence

Results of search and review
Number of manuscripts
At least one finding was eligible for review…
  …and at least one finding rated high
  …and at least one finding rated moderate (but none rated high)
  …and all findings that were eligible for review rated low
  …but manuscript is additional source2

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Summary of findings

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Criteria established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Information based on comprehensive review of all high- and moderate-rated manuscripts
CriterionCriterion descriptionCriterion met?
1High- or moderate-quality impact study?Yes
2Across high- or moderate-quality studies, favorable impacts in at least two outcome domains within one sample OR the same domain for at least two non-overlapping samples?Yes
3Favorable impacts on full sample?Yes
4Any favorable impacts on outcome measures sustained at least 12 months after model enrollment?
Reported for all research but only required for RCTs.
5One or more favorable, statistically significant impact reported in a peer-reviewed journal?
Reported for all research but only required for RCTs.
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