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A pilot investigation of universal school-based prevention programs for anxiety and depression symptomology in children: A randomized controlled trial

Johnstone, Kristy M.; Middleton, Tracey; Kemps, Eva; Chen, Junwen

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Objective:The current study aimed to provide a preliminaryevaluation of two universal school‐based prevention programs,Emotion Regulation (ER) and Behavioral Activation (BA), byincreasing resilience to manage excessive worry, a transdiag-nostic feature across anxiety and depression.Method:Primary school children (N= 295; 52.5% female;8-13 years) from five Australian schools were clusterrandomized to an ER, BA or usual class control condition.Outcome measures included resilience, worry, anxiety,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/219225
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22926

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