A randomised controlled trial evaluation of the Lifestart parenting programme in Ireland

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Abstract

This randomised controlled trial evaluated the impact of the Lifestart parenting initiative, a five-year home visiting programme, on parent and child outcomes. 424 parents and children aged less than 12 months were recruited from across Ireland and randomly assigned to either the intervention or control group. The intervention group received the programme for five years; the control group did not, but continued as normal. Both groups were tested at three time points: pre-test, mid-point (child aged 3 years) and post-test (child aged 5 years). Post-test data collection is still on-going and will be completed by November 2014. Indicative findings (using available data) are presented here, however the analysis of the full dataset will be presented at the April 2015 meeting.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2015
EventAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting - Chicago, Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 201520 Apr 2015

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period16/04/201520/04/2015

Bibliographical note

Ref: 60.066 Culturally Diverse Research in Parenting Perspectives

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