Resources, Education, and Care in the Home (REACH)

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2011

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Child health

Findings rated moderate

Resources, Education, and Care in the Home (REACH)
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance
Incidence of preventable health problems
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
7 to 15 days after birth REACH and Comparison Group II 531 infants % had no problems = 75.00 % had no problems = 55.00 = 25.00 Not available Not statistically significant, p ≥ 0.05
Number of illnesses in first year of life
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
12 months REACH and Comparison Group III 372 infants % had no illnesses = 46.00 % had no illnesses = 6.00 = 40.00 Not available Statistically significant, p < 0.05
One or more physical problems at 12-month visit
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
12 months REACH and Comparison Group III 327 infants % = 25.00 % = 29.00 = -4.00 HomeVEE calculated = -0.12 Not statistically significant, p ≥ 0.05
Postneonatal Mortality Rate
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
12 months REACH and Comparison Group I 1775 infants per 1,000 = 4.70 5.2 to 10.9 per 1,000 = 8.05 Not reported Not available Not available
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Outcome measure Outcome measure description Collection method Properties

Incidence of preventable health problems

Measures the incidence of preventable health problems, including upper and lower respiratory infections, eye infections, thrush, diarrhea, cord infections, skin rashes or infections, and injuries. Child physical examination 7-15 days after birth

Not applicable

Number of illnesses in first year of life

Provides a count of the total illnesses recalled by the mother during the child’s first year of life Parent/caregiver report

Not applicable

One or more physical problems at 12-month visit

Measures the percentage of children with one or more physical problems at the 12–month visit. Common problems included skin infections or rashes and upper respiratory infections. Child physical examination

Not applicable

Postneonatal Mortality Rate

Percentage of newborns dying between 28 and 364 days of age. Review of medical records

Not applicable

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