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Louisa Jane Ells
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The overall aim of this mixed methods systematic review is to explore the effectiveness and experience of early intervention programs using volunteers, peer supporters and community champions with the aim of improving one or more of the following outcomes of children from conception to two years:Cognitive developmentSocial and emotional developmentSpeech and languageNutrition.Specifically the review questions are:Are community-based interventions using non-paid volunteers/peers effective in improving cognitive, social and emotional development, speech, language and nutrition?What is the level of engagement (number of sessions attended, adherence) with such interventions in trial settings?What are the experiences of families/caregivers of engaging in such interventions?What are the reported changes in health and wellbeing of families/caregivers involved in these interventions?
Author(s): Machaira T, Azevedo LB, Hamilton S, Ells LJ, Lingam R, Shucksmith J
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: JBI Database Systematic Review and Implement Reports
Print publication date: 01/05/2016
Acceptance date: 01/05/2016
ISSN (electronic): 2202-4433
Publisher: University of Adelaide
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