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The efficacy of structural ecosystems therapy with drug-abusing/dependent African American and Hispanic American adolescents.



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Primary Publication Information
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Title The efficacy of structural ecosystems therapy with drug-abusing/dependent African American and Hispanic American adolescents.
Author Robbins MS., Szapocznik J., Dillon FR., Turner CW., Mitrani VB., Feaster DJ.
Country Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Family Studies, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA. mrobbins@med.miami.edu
Year 2008
Numbers Pubmed ID: 18266532

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Extraction Form: Evidence Map
Arms
Number Title Description Comments
1 Fam_b Fully integrated ecosystemic family approach (SET)
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2 Fam_a family process-only condition
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3 TAU community services control
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Should this citation be included? Yes
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Does this paper originate from a primary study of interest? No
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Ages eligible (in years) 12
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Total sample size (in all arms) 190
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Age distribution of enrolled population (in years) 15.57
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Substance used Alcohol
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Cannabis
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Opioid
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Stimulant
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Interventions studied? Behavioral
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Outcome? Objective measurement of use/abstinence and/or intensity
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Self report of use/abstinence and/or intensity
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Age variation of enrolled population (in years) 1.15
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Study type RCT
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Is any arm a brief intervention (or single session)? No
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Income level of country(ies) of origin ... Country(ies) name(s) Unclear ... United States
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Results & Comparisons


Results Data
Outcome: nos use days      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure Fam_b Fam_a TAU


0 months

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12 months

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Outcome: nos use days      Population: Hispanic
Time Point Measure Fam_b Fam_a TAU


0 months

N Analyzed 35 36 42
Mean 3.5 6.5 7.0
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6 months

N Analyzed 35 36 42
Mean 2.0 7.5 8.0
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12 months

N Analyzed 35 36 42
Mean 3.6 7.7 8.7
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Quality Dimensions
Dimension Value Notes Comments
Intention-to-treat-analysis: Bias due to incomplete reporting and analysis according to group allocation Yes
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Group similarity at baseline (selection bias): Selection bias due to dissimilarity at baseline for the most important prognostic indicators Unsure Hard to distill from Table 1.
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Co-interventions (performance bias): Performance bias because co-interventions were different across groups No
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Compliance (performance bias): Performance bias due to inappropriate compliance with interventions across groups Yes
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Timing of outcome assessments (detection bias): Detection bias because important outcomes were not measured at the same time across groups Yes
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Additional Bias: Bias due to problems not covered elsewhere in the table. If yes, describe them in the Notes. No
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Random sequence generation (selection bias): Selection bias (biased allocation to interventions) due to inadequate generation of a randomized sequence Low
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Allocation concealment (selection bias): Selection bias (biased allocation to interventions) due to inadequate concealment of allocations prior to assignment Unclear
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Blinding of participants (performance bias): Performance bias due to knowledge of the allocated interventions by participants during the study High
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Blinding of personnel/ care providers (performance bias): Performance bias due to knowledge of the allocated interventions by personnel/care providers during the study. High
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Blinding of outcome assessor (detection bias): Detection bias due to knowledge of the allocated interventions by outcome assessors. Low
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Incomplete outcome data (attrition bias): Attrition bias due to amount, nature or handling of incomplete outcome data Low
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Selective Reporting (reporting bias): Reporting bias due to selective outcome reporting
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