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Results of the FIRST STEPS study: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of the Group Family Nurse Partnership (gFNP) programme compared to routine care in improving outcomes for high-risk mothers and their children and preventing abuse

Barnes, Jacqueline; Stuart, Jane; Allen, Elizabeth; Petrou, Stavros; Sturgess, Joanna; Barlow, Jane; Macdonald, Geraldine; Spiby, Helen; Aistrop, Dipti; Melhuish, Edward; Kim, Sung Wook; Pink, Joshua; Datta, Jessica; Elbourne, Diane

Authors

Jacqueline Barnes

Jane Stuart

Elizabeth Allen

Stavros Petrou

Joanna Sturgess

Jane Barlow

Geraldine Macdonald

Helen Spiby

Dipti Aistrop

Edward Melhuish

Sung Wook Kim

Joshua Pink

Jessica Datta

Diane Elbourne



Abstract

Background: Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a home-based nurse home-visiting programme to support vulnerable parents. Group FNP (gFNP) has similar aims and materials and was demonstrated to be feasible in implementation evaluations.
Objectives: To determine whether gFNP, compared to usual care, could reduce risk factors for maltreatment in a vulnerable group and be cost effective.
Design: A multi-site randomised controlled parallel-group trial and prospective economic evaluation, with eligible women allocated (minimised by site and maternal age group) to gFNP or usual care.
Setting: Community locations in the UK.
Participants: Expectant mothers aged

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 15, 2017
Journal Public Health Research
Print ISSN 2050-4381
Electronic ISSN 2050-439X
Publisher NIHR Journals Library
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 9
APA6 Citation Barnes, J., Stuart, J., Allen, E., Petrou, S., Sturgess, J., Barlow, J., …Elbourne, D. (2017). Results of the FIRST STEPS study: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of the Group Family Nurse Partnership (gFNP) programme compared to routine care in improving outcomes for high-risk mothers and their children and preventing abuse. Public Health Research, 5(9), doi:10.3310/phr05090
DOI https://doi.org/10.3310/phr05090
Keywords group support; parenting attitudes; maternal sensitivity; mental health
Publisher URL https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/phr/phr05090/#/abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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