Is the Cool Kids programme working in outpatient psychiatric clinics? A Danish naturalistic effectiveness study

Ida Drejer Djurhuus*, Aida Bikic

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Resumé

BACKGROUND & AIM: This study investigates the effectiveness of the Cool Kids programme in two outpatient psychiatric clinics for children with anxiety. Efficacy studies find that 60-80% of programme completers improve. It is unclear if the intervention is as effective in real-life clinical treatment, as only one previous Danish effectiveness study has ever been conducted. The goal of all evidence-based interventions is the successful transition from research environments to standard care clinical practice, but there can be substantial differences in the environment, therapists' education and patient population in the two settings.

METHOD: We have conducted a naturalistic effectiveness study of the Cool Kids programme using the Child Anxiety Life Interference Scale parent-report (N = 39) and child self-report (N = 40).

CONCLUSION: The intervention significantly decreased the interference caused by anxiety symptoms in both the children's and the parents' lives from pre- to post-treatment and results were maintained during the 3-month follow up. Nevertheless, no additional significant reduction in interference was detected in the follow up contrary to the results from previous efficacy studies. Our results confirm that Cool Kids can be successfully implemented in clinical practice.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNordic Journal of Psychiatry
Vol/bind73
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)141-148
ISSN0803-9488
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 17. feb. 2019

Fingeraftryk

Ambulatory Care Facilities
Patient Education
Self Report
Parents
Research
Population

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Is the Cool Kids programme working in outpatient psychiatric clinics? A Danish naturalistic effectiveness study. / Djurhuus, Ida Drejer; Bikic, Aida.

I: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, Bind 73, Nr. 2, 17.02.2019, s. 141-148.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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