Evaluating the outcomes of adolescent day programs in an Australian child and adolescent mental health service

Nicola Kennair, David Mellor, Peter Brann

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This study retrospectively examined the mental health functioning of 84 adolescents, pre- and post-treatment, who in addition to their ongoing outpatient treatment had participated in an ADP during a five-year period. Their functioning was compared to matched adolescents who participated only in outpatient treatment during the same time period. Statistical and clinical examinations revealed the reported outcomes following ADP treatment were at least comparable, and sometimes significantly better, when compared to the reported outcomes following outpatient treatment excluding ADP involvement. This study, while having some methodological shortcomings, provides some evidence for the efficacy of ADPs
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21 - 31
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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