Table 73Short-term psychodynamic therapy versus other intervention evidence summary

Outcome or subgroupNStatistical methodEffect estimate
Days abstinent at 15-month follow-up44SMD (IV, Random, 95% CI)−0.64 (−1.24, −0.03)
Rates of consumption
Days >80 g absolute alcohol (heavy drinking) at 15-month follow-up44SMD (IV, Random, 95% CI)−0.06 (−0.65, 0.53)
Amount of alcohol consumed
Grams absolute alcohol per drinking day at 15-month follow-up44SMD (IV, Random, 95% CI)0.07 (−0.53, 0.66)
Attrition (dropout)
At 15-month follow-up49RR (M-H, Random, 95% CI)0.64 (0.12, 3.50)


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