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Australian school-based prevention and early intervention programs for anxiety and depression: A systematic view

Calear (previously Neil), Alison; Christensen, Helen

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Objective: To establish the nature and efficacy of Australian school-based prevention and early intervention programs for anxiety and depression. Data sources: Cochrane, PsychInfo and PubMed databases, and the Primary Mental Health Care Australian Resource Centre database, were searched in June 2006. Additional materials were obtained from program websites, reference lists and authors. Study sellection: Programs that were developed in Australia or trialled in Australia and addressed anxiety,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCalear (previously Neil), Alison
dc.contributor.authorChristensen, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:25:38Z
dc.identifier.issn0025-729X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/33521
dc.description.abstractObjective: To establish the nature and efficacy of Australian school-based prevention and early intervention programs for anxiety and depression. Data sources: Cochrane, PsychInfo and PubMed databases, and the Primary Mental Health Care Australian Resource Centre database, were searched in June 2006. Additional materials were obtained from program websites, reference lists and authors. Study sellection: Programs that were developed in Australia or trialled in Australia and addressed anxiety, depression, or resilience were included. Data synthesis: 24 efficacy or effectiveness trials of 9 intervention programs were identified. Most were based on cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy or psychoeducation. Six were universal interventions, two were indicated programs and one was a treatment program. Most were associated with short-term improvements or symptom reduction at follow-up. Conclusions: A number of schools programs produce positive outcomes. However, even well established programs require further evaluation to establish readiness for broad dissemination as outlined in the standards of the Society for Prevention Research.
dc.publisherAustralasian Medical Association
dc.sourceMedical Journal of Australia
dc.subjectKeywords: anxiety disorder; Australia; behavior therapy; child care; clinical effectiveness; clinical trial; Cochrane Library; cognitive therapy; depression; disease control; early childhood intervention; health program; human; information dissemination; MEDLINE; m
dc.titleAustralian school-based prevention and early intervention programs for anxiety and depression: A systematic view
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume186
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor111714 - Mental Health
local.identifier.ariespublicationU4146231xPUB103
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCalear (previously Neil), Alison, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationChristensen, Helen, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage305
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage308
local.identifier.absseo920410 - Mental Health
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T09:07:34Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-34047202428
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