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Cognitive-behavioral treatment for antisocial behavior in youth in residential treatment

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2007
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1 policy source
1 Wikipedia page


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Cognitive-behavioral treatment for antisocial behavior in youth in residential treatment
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Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005650.pub2
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Bengt-Åke Armelius, Tore Henning Andreassen


Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) appears to be effective in the treatment of antisocial behavior both in adolescents and adults. Treatment of antisocial behavior in youth in residential settings is a challenge since it usually involves more serious behavioral problems and takes place in a closed setting. The motivation for change is usually low and there is little possibility to address the maintenance of any behavioral changes following release. To investigate the effectiveness of CBT in reducing recidivism of adolescents placed in secure or non-secure residential settings. A secondary objective was to see if interventions that focus particularly on criminogenic needs are more effective than those with a more general focus on cognitions and behavior. We searched a number of databases including: CENTRAL 2005 (Issue 2), MEDLINE 1966 to May 2005, Sociological Abstracts 1963 to May 2005, ERIC 1966 to November 2004, Dissertation Abstracts International 1960s to 2005. We contacted experts in the field concerning current research. Both randomised controlled trials and studies with non-randomized comparison groups were included. Participants had to be young people aged 12-22 and placed in a residential setting for reasons of antisocial behavior. Two reviewers independently reviewed 93 titles and abstracts; 35 full-text reports were retrieved and data from 12 trials eligible for inclusion were extracted and entered into RevMan. Results were synthesized using a random effects model, due to the significant heterogeneity across included studies. Results are reported at 6, 12 and 24 months post-treatment, and presented in graphical (forest plots) form. Odds ratios are used throughout and intention-to-treat analyses were made with drop-outs imputed proportionally. Pooled estimates were weighted with inverse variance methods and 95% confidence intervals were used. The results for 12 months follow-up show that although single studies generally show no significant effects, the results for pooled data are clearly significant in favor of CBT compared to standard treatment with an odds ratio of 0,69. The reduction in recidivism is about 10% on the average. There is no evidence of effects after 6 or 24 months or when CBT is compared to alternative treatments. CBT seems to be a little more effective than standard treatment for youth in residential settings. The effects appear about one year after release, but there is no evidence of more long-term effects or that CBT is any better than alternative treatments.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 197 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 15%
Student > Bachelor 29 14%
Student > Master 28 14%
Researcher 22 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 9%
Other 31 16%
Unknown 43 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 66 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 15%
Social Sciences 30 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 2%
Other 12 6%
Unknown 51 26%

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