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.
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2015|
|Event||American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting - Chicago, Chicago, United States|
Duration: 16 Apr 2015 → 20 Apr 2015
|Conference||American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting|
|Period||16/04/2015 → 20/04/2015|