Minkovitz CS, Hughart N, Strobino D, et al. A practice-based intervention to enhance quality of care in the first 3 years of life: the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program. JAMA. 2003;290(23):3081- 3091. Access Abstract
NPM: 6: Developmental Screening
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PATIENT/CONSUMER, Home Visits, PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Provider Training/Education, Educational Material (Provider), Expert Support (Provider), Screening Tool Implementation Training, Office Systems Assessments and Implementation Training, Data Collection Training for Staff
Intervention Description: To determine the impact of the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program on quality of early childhood health care and parenting practices.
Conclusion: Universal, practice-based interventions can enhance quality of care for families of young children and can improve selected parenting practices.
Study Design: RCT and QE: nonequivalent control group
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: Pediatric practices in 14 states (6 randomization sites: San Diego, CA; Iowa City, IA; Allentown, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Florence, SC; Amarillo, TX. 9 QE sites: Birmingham, AL/Chapel Hill, NC; Grand Junction, CO/Montrose, CO; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, KS; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; New York, NY; Houston, TX/Richmond, TX)
Target Audience: Children ages 0-36 months
Data Source: Child medical record
Sample Size: Randomization Sites: - Intervention (n=832) - Control (n=761) - Total (n=1593) Quasi-Experimental Sites: - Intervention (n=1189) - Control (n=955) - Total (n=2144) Total: - All families (n=3737) - Intervention: (n=2021) - Control (n=1716)
Age Range: Not specified