Home visitation services for at-risk pregnant and postpartum women: a randomized trial

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1994 Jul;64(3):468-78. doi: 10.1037/h0079547.

Abstract

A randomized trial tested the psychosocial efficacy of a home visitation model for women at risk of out-of-home placement of their newborns. After an average of ten months of exposure, the experimental group reported significantly increased social support, greater access to services, and decreased psychological distress. Implications of the findings for interventions with at-risk families are discussed.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Alcoholism / psychology
  • Alcoholism / rehabilitation
  • Child Abuse / prevention & control*
  • Child Abuse / psychology
  • Child Welfare*
  • Community Health Nursing*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Foster Home Care
  • HIV Infections / psychology
  • Homeless Persons / psychology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care*
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Environment
  • Social Support
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / rehabilitation
  • Treatment Outcome