Table 86Clinical review protocol for the review of psychological interventions for children and young people

Electronic databasesCENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO
Date searchedDatabase inception to March 2010
Study designSystematic reviews; RCT (at least ten participants per arm)
PopulationChildren and young people (10 to 18 years)
At least 80% of the sample meet the criteria for alcohol dependence or harmful alcohol use (clinical diagnosis)
Excluded populationsHazardous drinkers and those drinking fewer than 30 drinks per week
InterventionsIndividual or group interventions; multicomponent interventions
ComparatorControl or other active intervention
OutcomesAbstinence
Amount of alcohol consumed
Rates of consumption
Relapse (>X number of drinks or number of participants who have relapsed)
Lapse (time to first drink or number of participants who have lapsed)
Attrition (leaving the study early for any reason)

From: 6, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS

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