Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
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.
Levenstein P, Levenstein S. Long-term Effects of Home Visits on Children's Behavior. JAMA. 1999;281(15):1375-1377. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-15-jbk0421