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Title: A Comprehensive Review: Methodological Rigor of Studies on Residential Treatment Centers for Substance-Abusing Adolescents.
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Name(s): Tripodi, Stephen, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2009
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This article examines the quality of research regarding the effectiveness of residential treatment centers for substance abusing adolescents and begins to examine if methodological rigor is associated with substance abuse outcomes. A systematic review of each study is conducted using criteria based on a methodological analysis by Miller & Wilbourne (2002) and methodological issues specified by Chambless and Hollon (1998). Of eight studies reviewed, only three used a strong quasi-experimental design. Out of the four most rigorous studies reviewed, two found significant differences in substance use reduction between the treatment and comparison groups. Of the remaining studies, despite having strong selectivity bias, only one found significant differences between treatment and comparison groups, and it was for females only at the one-year follow-up. Social work researchers should conduct more rigorous studies to assess the effectiveness of residential treatment with substance abusing adolescents, which would enable social workers, advocating for their clients to receive treatment, to understand the effectiveness of residential substance abuse treatment.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0018 (IID), 10.1080/15433710802687037 (DOI)
Keywords: adolescents, substance abuse, residential treatment, methodological rigor
Note: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Evidence Based Social Work on August 2009, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15433710802687037'>http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15433710802687037#.VAcQCmNuWKs">http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15433710802687037.
Citation: Tripodi, S. J. (2009). A comprehensive review: Methodological rigor of studies on residential treatment centers for adolescents. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 6, 288-299.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Social service
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15433710802687037
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0018
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Evidence Based Social Work.
Issue: 3, 6

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Tripodi, S. (2009). A Comprehensive Review: Methodological Rigor of Studies on Residential Treatment Centers for Substance-Abusing Adolescents. Journal Of Evidence Based Social Work. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15433710802687037