Child Health Nurs Res.  2017 Oct;23(4):479-493. 10.4094/chnr.2017.23.4.479.

Effects of Home-Based Intervention Program to Prevent Child Abuse for Parents: A Meta Analysis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Pyeongtaek University, Pyeongtaek, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Korea Christian University Seoul, Korea. leomommy@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to conduct a meta-analysis of articles describing randomized controlled trials which showed substantiated effects for home-based child abuse prevention programs for all parents.
METHODS
The articles regarding child abuse prevention programs for parents were investigated using the systematic review method. A literature search was conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Cochrane central library, Eric, and RISS on material published. Article searches and quality appraisal through RoB (Risk of Bias) yielded 14 records.
RESULTS
The total random effect size was 0.344 (Parents outcome, 0.333; Child outcome, 0.310; Environment, 0.275). The home based intervention for parents was effective for prevention of potential child abuse.
CONCLUSION
This study supports the effectiveness of health care professional directing child abuse prevention programs for all parents whose children are in the early years of life including during the period of pregnancy.

Keyword

Child abuse; Meta-analysis; Parents

MeSH Terms

Child
Child Abuse*
Child*
Delivery of Health Care
Humans
Methods
Parents*
Pregnancy
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