Family therapy versus psychoeducation for young people

Quality assessment
No of studiesDesignLimitationsConsistencyDirectnessOther considerations
Not clinically improved (Liddle 2001, Waldron 2001 )
2Randomised trialsNo limitationsNo important inconsistencySome uncertainty (−1)1None
Drug use: cannabis, self-reported days (endpoint change from baseline) (Waldron 2001, Latimer 2003)
2Randomised trialsNo limitationsNo important inconsistencySome uncertainty (−1)1None
Drug use: cannabis, self-reported days (3-month follow-up) (Waldron 2001)
1Randomised trialsNo limitationsNo important inconsistencySome uncertainty (−1)1Imprecise or sparse data (−1)2
Summry of findings
OutcomeNo of patientsEffectQuality
Family interventionPsychoeducationRelative (95% CI)Absolute (95% CI)
Not clinically improved43/76 (56.6%)61/82 (74.4%)RR 0.76 (0.60 to 0.96)-⊕⊕⊕○
Moderate
Drug use: cannabis, self-reported days (endpoint change from baseline)5051-SMD −0.32 (−0.71 to 0.08)⊕⊕⊕○
Moderate
Drug use: cannabis, self-reported days (3-month follow-up)2930-SMD 0.08 (−0.43 to 0.59)⊕⊕○○
Low
1

No UK studies

2

Single study

From: APPENDIX 16, EVIDENCE PROFILE TABLES

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