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Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2012

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Maternal health

Findings rated moderate

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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance Notes
EPDS
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
12 months Home-Start and No Home-Start Support 184 mothers Not available Not available Not reported Not available Not available

footnote116

Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

Results were pooled across three groups and thus cannot be reported separately for the two groups of interest. Because of the lack of sufficient information, this outcome has been categorized as no effect. In their analysis, the authors also reported no significant difference (p=0.75) across the groups.

EPDS
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
12 months Home-Start and matched controls 184 mothers Not available Not available Not reported Not available Not available

footnote116

Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

Results were pooled across three groups and thus cannot be reported separately for the two groups of interest. Because of the lack of sufficient information, this outcome has been categorized as no effect. In their analysis, the authors also reported no significant difference (p=0.75) across the groups.

SCID: Major or Minor Depression at 12 months
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
12 months Home-Start and matched controls 184 mothers Not available Not available Not reported Not available Not statistically significant, p = 0.45
SCID: Major or Minor Depression at 12 months
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
12 months Home-Start and No Home-Start Support 184 mothers Not available Not available Not reported Not available Not statistically significant, p = 0.65
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Outcome measure Outcome measure description Collection method Properties

SCID : Major or Minor Depression at 12 months

The Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnosticand Statistical Manual Third EditionRevised DepressionSection fromthe Mood DisordersModule(SCID)was used to assess nine symptoms: depressed mood; loss of interest or pleasure; insomnia or hypersomnia; psychomotor agitation or retardation; fatigue or loss of energy; feelings of worthlessness or guilt; impaired concentration or ability to make decisions; and thoughts of suicide or self–harm. A minor depressive episode is two to four of the nine symptoms while a major depressive episode is five or more. Depressed mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure are required for diagnosis. Parent/caregiver report

Cronbach’s α = 0.93

EPDS

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a 10–item questionnaire designed to identify postnatal depression. Items are scored 0–3, with a cut–off of 13 or more indicating depression. Parent/caregiver report

Cronbach’s α = 0.87

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