Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Benefits of increased home-visitation services: exploring a case management model.

Authors
  • de la Rosa, Iván A
  • Perry, Joanne
  • Johnson, Victoria
Type
Published Article
Journal
Family & Community Health
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
2009
Volume
32
Issue
1
Pages
58–75
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/01.FCH.0000342817.95390.7e
PMID: 19092435
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study examined outcome measures of a home-visitation program that provided services to first-born children and their parents. Home-visitation workers conducted pretest-posttest assessments for prenatal and postpartum periods for 109 families. Families were assessed using the Revised North Carolina Family Assessment Scale. Paired sample t tests were used to assess effect. Ordinary least squares regression measured effect of increased home-visitation services on family well-being. In this study, program participants displayed significantly higher posttest scores on social support, caregiver characteristics, family interaction measures, and a reduction in personal problems affecting parenting. Improved scores were significantly related to increased numbers of home-visitation services. The results are promising as participants were observed to make positive improvements in family resiliency.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times