publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Psychosocial Interventions for School Refusal with Primary and Secondary School Students: A Systematic Review

Brandy R. Maynard; Kristen E. Brendel; Jeffery J. Bulanda; David Heyne; Aaron M. Thompson; Therese D. Pigott;
Open Access
  • Published: 04 May 2015
  • Publisher: Wiley
This Campbell systematic review assesses the effects of psychosocial interventions for school refusal. The review summarizes the findings from eight studies. Medium quality evidence shows that cognitive‐behavioural therapy (CBT) increases school attendance but has no effect on anxiety. The effect of the psychosocial interventions on anxiety was not statistically significant. The effects on attendance were significant. Several risks of bias were present in most studies included in the review, which could upwardly bias the estimated effects. Many included studies did not clearly describe how they randomly assigned participants to treatment or control groups. There...
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