The effect of health visitors' postpartum home visit frequency on first-time mothers: cluster randomised trial.

@article{Christie2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of health visitors' postpartum home visit frequency on first-time mothers: cluster randomised trial.},
  author={Janice Christie and Brendan Bunting},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={689-702}
}
BACKGROUND Postpartum home visiting by nurses can benefit higher-risk families. Yet, little is known about the effects of universal services which provide care for all families including those at lowest risk (e.g., provision by health visitors-United Kingdom specialist community public health nurses). OBJECTIVE It was to determine the effect of frequency of health visitors' home visits on 'low-risk' first-time families' outcomes to 8 weeks postpartum and 7 months follow-up. DESIGN A cluster… CONTINUE READING

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