The Importance Of Parent-Involvement In A Home-Visitation Program
In the research the objective is to prove that house visits are effective, if potential parents were wanting information on the helpfulness and resources given, they would not receive the information. Researchers need to add the content of the conversations between the professional caregivers and participating parents. The last graph portrays the different dimensions benefitting parents, two of the objective percentage increased- stress and lifestyle behaviors and mental health. The research helped show the dimensions tested; however, the research is biased to the decreased percentages and dismisses the increased. Naturally, these two heightened objectives will stereotypically change, a new baby is stressful. However, if the study was re-done, changing the 6 dimensions to include sub-categories that are less subjective would increase the validity of the research.
Lastly, there is not a control group. Ferguson and Vanderpool’s (2013) research proves guided assistance in the caregiving of an infant is helpful; however, there is nothing comparing the informed parent’s vs parents without assistance given. This information should be included to give the full importance and helpfulness of home-visitations.
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