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The Back2School modular cognitive behavioral intervention for youths with problematic school absenteeism: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Thastum, Mikael ; Johnsen, Daniel Bach ; Silverman, Wendy K ; Jeppesen, Pia ; Heyne, David A ; Lomholt, Johanne Jeppesen. / The Back2School modular cognitive behavioral intervention for youths with problematic school absenteeism : study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. In: Trials. 2019 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 29.

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title = "The Back2School modular cognitive behavioral intervention for youths with problematic school absenteeism: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: School absenteeism (SA) is associated with anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior. It is a risk factor for academic difficulties and school dropout, which predict problems in adulthood such as social, work-related, and health problems. The main goal of this study is to examine the initial effectiveness of a modular transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention (Back2School) for increasing school attendance and decreasing psychological problems, relative to a comparator control arm (treatment as usual [TAU]).METHODS/DESIGN: One hundred sixty children, aged 7 to 16 years, will be randomly assigned to either Back2School or TAU. The design is a two (Back2School and TAU) by four (preassessment [T1], postassessment [T2], and 3-month [T3] and 1-year [T4] assessments) mixed between-within design. The primary outcome is school attendance based on daily registration. Secondary outcomes pertain to youth psychosocial functioning, quality of life, bullying, self-efficacy, and teacher-parent collaboration. These secondary outcomes are measured via youth, parent, and teacher reports.DISCUSSION: This study will provide critically needed empirical evidence on the initial effectiveness of a manualized treatment program for youth with SA. If the intervention is found to be effective, the program can be further implemented and tested in a larger school health effectiveness trial.TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03459677 . Retrospectively registered on 9 March 2018.",
keywords = "Absenteeism, Adolescent, Child, Child Behavior Disorders/therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/methods, Humans, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Quality of Life, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Research Design",
author = "Mikael Thastum and Johnsen, {Daniel Bach} and Silverman, {Wendy K} and Pia Jeppesen and Heyne, {David A} and Lomholt, {Johanne Jeppesen}",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "8",
doi = "10.1186/s13063-018-3124-3",
language = "English",
volume = "20",
pages = "29",
journal = "Trials",
issn = "1745-6215",
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T1 - The Back2School modular cognitive behavioral intervention for youths with problematic school absenteeism

T2 - study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

AU - Thastum, Mikael

AU - Johnsen, Daniel Bach

AU - Silverman, Wendy K

AU - Jeppesen, Pia

AU - Heyne, David A

AU - Lomholt, Johanne Jeppesen

PY - 2019/1/8

Y1 - 2019/1/8

N2 - BACKGROUND: School absenteeism (SA) is associated with anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior. It is a risk factor for academic difficulties and school dropout, which predict problems in adulthood such as social, work-related, and health problems. The main goal of this study is to examine the initial effectiveness of a modular transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention (Back2School) for increasing school attendance and decreasing psychological problems, relative to a comparator control arm (treatment as usual [TAU]).METHODS/DESIGN: One hundred sixty children, aged 7 to 16 years, will be randomly assigned to either Back2School or TAU. The design is a two (Back2School and TAU) by four (preassessment [T1], postassessment [T2], and 3-month [T3] and 1-year [T4] assessments) mixed between-within design. The primary outcome is school attendance based on daily registration. Secondary outcomes pertain to youth psychosocial functioning, quality of life, bullying, self-efficacy, and teacher-parent collaboration. These secondary outcomes are measured via youth, parent, and teacher reports.DISCUSSION: This study will provide critically needed empirical evidence on the initial effectiveness of a manualized treatment program for youth with SA. If the intervention is found to be effective, the program can be further implemented and tested in a larger school health effectiveness trial.TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03459677 . Retrospectively registered on 9 March 2018.

AB - BACKGROUND: School absenteeism (SA) is associated with anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior. It is a risk factor for academic difficulties and school dropout, which predict problems in adulthood such as social, work-related, and health problems. The main goal of this study is to examine the initial effectiveness of a modular transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention (Back2School) for increasing school attendance and decreasing psychological problems, relative to a comparator control arm (treatment as usual [TAU]).METHODS/DESIGN: One hundred sixty children, aged 7 to 16 years, will be randomly assigned to either Back2School or TAU. The design is a two (Back2School and TAU) by four (preassessment [T1], postassessment [T2], and 3-month [T3] and 1-year [T4] assessments) mixed between-within design. The primary outcome is school attendance based on daily registration. Secondary outcomes pertain to youth psychosocial functioning, quality of life, bullying, self-efficacy, and teacher-parent collaboration. These secondary outcomes are measured via youth, parent, and teacher reports.DISCUSSION: This study will provide critically needed empirical evidence on the initial effectiveness of a manualized treatment program for youth with SA. If the intervention is found to be effective, the program can be further implemented and tested in a larger school health effectiveness trial.TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03459677 . Retrospectively registered on 9 March 2018.

KW - Absenteeism

KW - Adolescent

KW - Child

KW - Child Behavior Disorders/therapy

KW - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/methods

KW - Humans

KW - Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

KW - Quality of Life

KW - Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic

KW - Research Design

U2 - 10.1186/s13063-018-3124-3

DO - 10.1186/s13063-018-3124-3

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VL - 20

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JO - Trials

JF - Trials

SN - 1745-6215

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