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Turnbull, Catherine and Osborn, David A [The Cochrane Library] . (2012) Home visits during pregnancy and after birth for women with an alcohol or drug problem. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1) Art. No.: CD004456. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004456.pub3.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

Objective: To determine the effects of home visits during pregnancy and/or after birth for women with a drug or alcohol problem.

Studies using random or quasi-random allocation of pregnant or postpartum women with a drug or alcohol problem to home visits. Trials enrolling high-risk women of whom more than 50% were reported to use drugs or alcohol were also eligible.

Conclusion: There is insufficient evidence to recommend the routine use of home visits for pregnant or postpartum women with a drug or alcohol problem. Further large, high-quality trials are needed.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:2012
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication:London
Number:1
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support > Parental support
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy
T Demographic characteristics > Child of substance user
T Demographic characteristics > Pregnant woman
T Demographic characteristics > Parent
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)

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