DPreventive Intervention Meta-Analyses

Publication Details

Benefits and Costs

  • Aos, S., Lieb, R., Mayfiel, J., Miller, M., and Pennucci, A. (2004). Benefits and Costs of Prevention and Early Intervention Programs for Youth. (No. 04-07-3901). Olympia, WA: Washington State Institute for Public Policy.

Child Abuse Prevention

  • Davis, M.K., and Gidycz, C.A. (2000). Child sexual abuse prevention programs: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 29(2), 257–265.
  • Geeraert, L., Noortgate, W.V.D., Grietens, H., and Onghena, P. (2004). The effects of early prevention programs for families with young children at risk for physical child abuse and neglect: A meta-analysis. Child Maltreatment, 9(3), 277–291.
  • MacLeod, J., and Nelson, G. (2000). Programs for the promotion of family wellness and the prevention of child maltreatment: A meta-analytic review. Child Abuse and Neglect, 24 (9), 1127–1149.

Depression Prevention

  • Cuijpers, P., van Straten, A., Smit, F., Mihalopoulos, C., and Beekman, A. (2008). Preventing the onset of depressive disorders: A meta-analytic review of psychological interventions. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165(10), 1272–1280.
  • Horowitz, J.L., and Garber, J. (2006). The prevention of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 401–415.
  • Jané-Llopis, E., Hosman, C., Jenkins, R., and Anderson, P. (2003). Predictors of efficacy in depression prevention programmes. Meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 183, 384–397.
  • Merry, S.N., and Spence, S.H. (2007). Attempting to prevent depression in youth: A systematic review of the evidence. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1, 128–137.

Early Childhood Development

  • Gilliam, W.S., and Zigler, E.F. (2001). A critical meta-analysis of all impact evaluations of state-funded preschool from 1977 to 1998: Implications for policy, service delivery, and program evaluation. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 15, 441–473.
  • Nelson, G., Westhues, A., and MacLeod, J. (2003). A meta-analysis of longitudinal research on preschool prevention programs for children. Prevention and Treatment, 6, Art. 31. Available: http://journals.apa.org/prevention/volume6/toc-dec18-03.html [accessed February 2009].

Eating Disorder Prevention

  • Newton, M., and Ciliska, D. (2005). Innovations in the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review of Web-based Interventions. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Margaret Wright Scott Research Day, University of Alberta.
  • Stice, E., and Shaw, H. (2004). Eating disorder prevention programs: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 130(2), 206–227.

Home Visiting

  • Sweet, M.A., and Appelbaum, M.L. (2004). Is home visiting an effective strategy? A meta-analytic review of home visiting programs for families with young children. Child Development, 75, 1435–1456.

Internet-Based Interventions

  • Barak, A., Hen, L., Boniel-Nissim, M., and Shapira, N. (2008). A comprehensive review and a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of Internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26(2/4), 109–160.
  • Newton, M., and Ciliska, D. (2005). Innovations in the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review of Web-based Interventions. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Margaret Wright Scott Research Day, University of Alberta.

Mass Communication

  • Derzon, J.H., and Lipsey, M.W. (2002). A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of mass-communication for changing substance-use knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. In W.D. Crano and M. Burgoon (Eds.), Mass Media and Drug Prevention: Classic and Contemporary Theories and Research (pp. 231–258). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Maternal Sensitivity and Attachment

  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., van IJzendoorn, M.H., and Juffer, F. (2003). Less is more: Meta-analyses of sensitivity and attachment interventions in early childhood. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 195–215.

Mental Health Promotion/Positive Development

  • Catalano, R.F., Hawkins, J.D., Berglund, L., Pollard, J.A., and Arthur, M.W. (2002). Prevention science and positive youth development: Competitive or cooperative frameworks? Journal of Adolescent Health, 31, 230–239.
  • Durlak, J.A., and Wells, A.M. (1997). Primary prevention mental health programs for children and adolescents: A meta-analytic review. American Journal of Community Psychology, 25, 115–152.
  • Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R.P., Taylor, R.D., and Dymnicki, A.B. (2007). The Effects of School-Based Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analytic Review. Unpublished manuscript, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.
  • Kraag, G., Zeegers, M.P., Kok, G., Hosman, C., and Abu-Saad, H.H. (2006). School programs targeting stress management in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis. Journal of School Psychology, 44(6), 449–472.
  • Larun, L., Nordheim, L.V., Ekeland, E., Hagen, K.B., and Heian, F. (2006). Exercise in prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression among children and young people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, Art. No.: CD004691.

Parental Death

  • Currier, J.M., Holland, J.M, and Neimeyer, R.A. (2007). The effectiveness of bereavement interventions with children: A meta-analytic review of controlled outcome research. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36(2), 253–259.

Parenting

  • Barlow, J., Coren, E., and Stewart-Brown, S. (2002). Meta-analysis of parenting programmes in improving maternal psychosocial health. British Journal of General Practice, 52, 223–233.
  • Kaminski, J.W., Valle, L.A., Filene, J.H., and Boyle, C.L. (2008). A meta-analytic review of components associated with parent training program effectiveness. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 567–589.
  • Lundahl, B.W., Nimer, J., and Parsons, B. (2006). Preventing child abuse: A meta-analysis of parent training programs. Research on Social Work Practice, 16, 251–262.
  • Serketich, W.J., and Dumas, J.E. (1996). The effectiveness of behavioral parent training to modify antisocial behavior in children: A meta-analysis. Behavior Therapy, 27, 171–186.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

  • van Emmerik, A.A., Kamphuis, J.H., Hulsbosch, A.M., Emmelkamp, P.M. (2002). Single session debriefing after psychological trauma: A meta-analysis. Lancet, 360, 766–771.

Pregnancy Prevention

  • DiCenso, A., Guyatt, G., Willan, A., and Griffith, L. (2002). Interventions to reduce unintended pregnancies among adolescents: Systematic review of randomised controlled trials. British Medical Journal, 324, 1426–1430.
  • Franklin, C., Grant, D., Corcoran, J., Miller, P.O., and Bultman, L. (1997). Effectiveness of prevention programs for adolescent pregnancy: A meta-analysis. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 59, 551–567.

Schizophrenia

  • McFarlane, W.R. (2007). Prevention of schizophrenia. In Report to the Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

School-Based Prevention Targeting Academic Achievement

  • Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R.P., Taylor, R.D., and Dymnicki, A.B. (2007). The Effects of School-Based Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analytic Review. Unpublished manuscript, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

School-Based Prevention Targeting Substance Abuse

  • Carey, K.B., Scott-Sheldon, L.A.J., Carey, M.P., and DeMartini, K.E.S. (2007). Individual-level interventions to reduce college student drinking: A meta-analytic review. Additive Behaviors, 32, 2469–2494.
  • Cuijpers, P. (2002). Effective ingredients of school-based drug prevention programs: A systematic review. Addictive Behavior, 27(6), 1009–1023.
  • Derzon, J.H., Sale, E., Springer, J.F., and Brounstein, P. (2005). Estimating intervention effectiveness: Synthetic projection of field evaluation results. Journal of Primary Prevention, 26(4), 321–343.
  • Faggiano, F., Vigna-Taglianti, F.D., Versino, E., Zambon, A., Borraccino, A., and Lemma, P. (2005). School-based prevention for illicit drug use. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2, Art. No.: CD003020.
  • Gottfredson, D.C., and Wilson, D.B. (2003). Characteristics of effective school-based substance abuse prevention. Prevention Science, 4(1), 27–38.
  • Rooney, B.L., and Murray, D.M. (1996). A meta-analysis of smoking prevention programs after adjustment for errors in the unit of analysis. Health Education Quarterly, 23, 48–64.
  • Tobler, N.S., Roona, M.R., Ochshorn, P., Marshall, D.G., Streke, A.V., and Stackpole, K.M. (2000). School-based adolescent drug prevention programs: 1998 meta-analysis. Journal of Primary Prevention, 20, 275–336.
  • White, D., and Pitts, M. (1998). Educating young people about drugs: A systematic review. Addiction, 93, 1475–1487.

School-Based Prevention Targeting Violence and Antisocial Behavior

  • Beelmann, A., and Losel, F. (2006). Child social skills training in developmental crime prevention: Effects on antisocial behavior and social competence. Psicothema, 18, 603–610.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2007). The effectiveness of universal school-based programs for the prevention of violent and aggressive behavior: A report on recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 56(RR-7), 1–16.
  • Hahn, R., Fuqua-Whitley, D., Wethington, H., Lowy, J., Crosby, A., Fullilove, M., Johnson, R., Liberman, A., Moscicki, E., Price, L., Snyder, S., Tuma, F., Cory, S., Stone, G., Mukhopadhaya, K., Chattopadhyay, S., and Dahlberg, L. (2007). Effectiveness of universal school-based programs to prevent violent and aggressive behavior: A systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33, S114–S129.
  • Mytton, J., DiGuiseppi, C., Gough, D., Taylor, R., and Logan, S. (2006). School-based secondary prevention programmes for preventing violence. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, Art. No.: CD004606.
  • Wilson, D.B., Gottfredson, D.C., and Najaka, S.S. (2001). School-based prevention of problem behaviors: A meta-analysis. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 17(3), 247–272.
  • Wilson, S.J., and Lipsey, M.W. (2006a). The Effects of School-Based Social Information Processing Interventions on Aggressive Behavior, Part I: Universal Programs. A Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review. Available: http://db.c2admin.org/doc-pdf/Wilson_SocInfoProc_UnivProg_review.pdf [accessed April 2009].
  • Wilson, S.J., and Lipsey, M.W. (2006b). The Effects of School-Based Social Information Processing Interventions on Aggressive Behavior, Part II: Selected/Indicated Pull-out Programs. A Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review. Available: http://db.c2admin.org/doc-pdf/Wilson_SocInfoProc_PullOutProg_review.pdf [accessed April 2009].
  • Wilson, S.J., and Lipsey, M.J. (2007). Effectiveness of school-based intervention programs on aggressive behavior: Update of a meta-analysis. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33(Suppl. 2), S130–S143.
  • Wilson, S.J., Lipsey, M.W., and Derzon, J.H. (2003). Effectiveness of school-based intervention program on aggressive behavior: A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 136–149.

Substance Abuse Prevention in Nonschool Setting

  • Foxcroft, D.R., Ireland, D., Lowe, G., and Breen, R. (2002). Primary prevention for alcohol misuse in young people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, Art. No.: CD003024.
  • Gates, S., McCambridge, J., Smith, L.A., and Foxcroft, D.R. (2006). Interventions for prevention of drug use by young people delivered in non-school settings. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, Art. No.: CD005030.