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Randomized controlled trial of a home-visiting intervention on infant cognitive development in peri-urban South Africa

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Aim To determine whether, in an impoverished South African community, an intervention that benefitted infant attachment also benefitted cognitive development. Method Pregnant females were randomized to intervention (n=220) and no‐treatment control groups (n=229). The intervention was home‐based parenting support for attachment, delivered until 6 months postpartum. At 18 months, infants were assessed on attachment and cognitive development (Bayley Scales Mental Development Index [MDI]) (n=127...

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10.1111/dmcn.12873

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology More from this journal
Volume:
58
Issue:
3
Pages:
270-276
Publication date:
2015-08-25
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EISSN:
1469-8749
ISSN:
0012-1622
Pmid:
26303135
Language:
English
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uuid:69ebdd6d-acc3-47ab-918d-0dcf7084fcf2
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552805
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2016-12-16

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