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A randomized trial of Volunteer Recovery Support for Adolescents (VRSA) following residential treatment discharge.



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Primary Publication Information
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Title A randomized trial of Volunteer Recovery Support for Adolescents (VRSA) following residential treatment discharge.
Author Godley MD., Passetti LL., Hunter BD., Greene AR., White WL.
Country Chestnut Health Systems, 448 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL 61761, United States of America. Electronic address: mgodley@chestnut.org.
Year 2019
Numbers Pubmed ID: 30665599

Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: Evidence Map
Arms
Number Title Description Comments
1 CBT_ICM Volunteer Recovery Support for Adolescents (VRSA)
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2 TAU Continuing care services as usual
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Should this citation be included? No
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Reasons for rejection No outcomes of interest
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Other ... outcome of substance use only includes model statistics, not arm-specific means
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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) 402
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Substance used SUD (not further described, except maybe excluding nicotine)
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Interventions studied? Behavioral
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Outcome? Objective measurement of use/abstinence and/or intensity
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Age variation of enrolled population (in years) nr
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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 Upper income
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Results & Comparisons


Results Data
Outcome: nos use days      Population: All Participants Between-Arm Comparisons
Time Point Measure CBT_ICM TAU Comparison Measure


9 months

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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 Yes
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Co-interventions (performance bias): Performance bias because co-interventions were different across groups Yes
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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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Quality Rating
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