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A randomized controlled trial of the provision of a social support service during pregnancy: the South Manchester Family Worker Project.
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Publication types: Clinical Trial ; Journal Article ; Randomized Controlled Trial
A pilot scheme was introduced in Manchester to provide additional social support to pregnant women at above average risk of giving birth to a low-birthweight baby. The help of lay workers, known as family workers, was made available to eligible women. The effect on infant birthweight of offering the help of a family worker was assessed by a randomized controlled trial. No significant differences were observed between the experimental and control group, but on a number of grounds the interpretation of this finding is not straightforward, and further research is recommended.
Allied Health Personnel/supply & distribution, Clinical Trials as Topic, England, Family Health, Female, Gestational Age, Home Care Services/supply & distribution, Humans, Infant, Low Birth Weight, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Small for Gestational Age, Pregnancy/psychology, Pregnancy Outcome, Random Allocation, Risk Factors, Social Environment, Social Support
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