Differences in program implementation between nurses and paraprofessionals providing home visits during pregnancy and infancy: a randomized trial.

@article{Korfmacher1999DifferencesIP,
  title={Differences in program implementation between nurses and paraprofessionals providing home visits during pregnancy and infancy: a randomized trial.},
  author={J Korfmacher and Ruth A O'Brien and Susan Hiatt and David Olds},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={1847-51}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined differences between nurses and paraprofessionals in implementation of a home visiting program for low-income, first-time parents during pregnancy and the first 2 years of the child's life. METHODS Mothers were randomly assigned to either a nurse-visited (n = 236) or a paraprofessional-visited (n = 244) condition. Nurse- and paraprofessional-visited families were compared on number and length of visits, topics covered, number of program dropouts, and relationship… CONTINUE READING

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