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April 21, 1999

Long-term Effects of Home Visits on Children's Behavior

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

JAMA. 1999;281(15):1375-1377. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-15-jbk0421

To the Editor: Dr Olds and colleagues1 cautiously but convincingly describe a decrease in delinquency behavior during adolescence among participants compared with randomized controls at 15 years after the end of the intervention. As the accompanying Editorial points out,2 this study joins a welcome series of reports indicating potentially lasting benefits from early childhood intervention programs.

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