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Table 2 Study outcomes and measures

From: The impact of early-years provision in Children’s Centres (EPICC) on child cognitive and socio-emotional development: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

   Post allocation
Week 1–4 Week 18–22 Week 30–38
Outcomes Concept Measures Baseline Post Follow up
Child cognitive development (primary outcome) Language     
Expressive EYT (expressive vocabulary) X X X
Parent report: CDI X X X
Receptive Pre-school CELF-2    X
Parent report: CDI X X X
Attention  
EYT (Go No Go) X X X
ECVT X X X
Observation:
3 toys task
X X X
Parent report: SDQ and CSBQ X X X
Executive function  
Non-verbal
reasoning
WPPSI block design   X X
Task shifting EYT (card sort)    X
Phonological
working memory
Digit span   X X
Following instructions   X X
Persistence and strategies Observation:
Lab-TAB
X   X
Inhibition EYT (Go No Go) X X X
Self- regulation Parent report:
CSBQ
X X X
Child social development (secondary outcome) Theory of mind and emotional understanding Observation:
ToM package
X X X
Empathy Observation:
help task
X X X
Altruism Observation:
token sharing
   X
Pro-social behaviour Parent report:
SDQ
X X X
Child behavioural problems (secondary outcome) Observation:
don't touch task
X X X
Parental report: SDQ X X X
Child emotion regulation
(secondary outcome)
Observation: Lab-TAB X   X
Parent report:
CSBQ
X X X
Parental sensitivity and reciprocity
(secondary outcome)
Observation:
book-sharing
X X  
Parental cognitive scaffolding
(secondary outcome)
Observation:
book-sharing and puzzle task
X X  
Parental mental state talk
(secondary outcome)
Book-sharing X X  
Parental behavioural management strategies Observation: don't touch task X X X
Parent report: Discipline Scale X X X
Parental stress and mood Parent report: PSI X X X
Parent report:
HADS
X X X
  1. Abbreviations: EYT Early Years Toolbox, CDI Communication Development Inventory, CELF Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, ECVT Early Child Vigilance Task, SDQ Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, WPPSI Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Lab-TAB Laboratory Temperament Assessment Battery, CSBQ Child Self-Regulation and Behaviour Questionnaire, PSI Parenting Stress Index, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale