Table 3

 Effect of intervention on mother–child interaction (CARE Index): mean (SD) scores at 12 months and results of univariate and multivariate analysis of covariance adjusting for total number of risk factors

Measure(CARE Index scale*)Study groupnMean (SD)ANCOVA p valueMANCOVA p value
ANCOVA, analysis of covariance; MANCOVA, multivariate analysis of covariance.
*A score of 12 is optimum.
Maternal sensitivityControl598.2 (3.26)0.030.04
Home visiting629.27 (2.67)
Infant cooperativenessControl597.92 (3.7)0.0120.02
Home visiting629.35 (3.08)