Table 2Intensity of intervention definitions

INTERVENTION TYPESSTUDY OR INTERVENTION CONDITION*INITIAL INTERVENTION SESSIONFOLLOW-UP CONTACTS
VERY BRIEF
  • Up to 5 minutes
  • No follow-up contacts
BRIEF
  • Up to 15 minutes
  • No follow-up contacts
BRIEF, MULTICONTACT
  • Up to 15 minutes
  • Multiple follow-up contacts
*

Includes 15 intervention conditions from 12 studies. The multiple intervention groups from Maisto 2001, 122 Nilssen 1991, 125 and WHO 1996 119 are designated by IG1, IG2, etc., and are described in the evidence table for adult interventions (Table 8).

**

This intervention group from Maisto 2001 122 had a 30–45 minute initial session plus 2 15–20 minute booster sessions.

From: 1, Background

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