Nurse home visits for infants and toddlers of low-income families improve behavioural, language and attention outcomes at age 6-9 years; paraprofessional visits improve visual attention and task switching.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Implications for practice and research: Infant home visiting can be efficacious in improving child developmental outcomes throughout early childhood. Home visiting by trained nurses produce positive outcomes, whereas outcomes for paraprofessionals are mixed. This study suggests that future research should be directed towards understanding how nurses have a more positive impact on mothers and their children than paraprofessionals.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodge, KA

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 50 - 51

PubMed ID

  • 25121934

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-9618

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1367-6539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/eb-2014-101828


  • eng