Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT) Meets HHS Criteria

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2022

In brief

Evidence of model effectiveness

Title General population Tribal population Domains with favorable effects
Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT) 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 development and school readiness,
  • Child health,
  • Positive parenting practices,

Model description

INSIGHT was a demonstration project that aimed to prevent rapid infant weight gain and childhood obesity by encouraging mothers to provide developmentally appropriate, prompt, and contingent responses to their child’s needs. INSIGHT served first-time mothers and their infants from birth until about the child’s third birthday (i.e., age 30 months). Mothers participated in four home visits in the child’s first year, and two clinic visits and two telephone contacts between the child’s first and third birthdays. Home visitors taught mothers how to read growth charts that display typical patterns of child growth and weight gain. They also guided mothers on children’s emotional regulation, feeding, sleeping, and interactive play. View Revisions

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
  …and all findings that were eligible for review rated low or indeterminate2
  …but manuscript is additional source3

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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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