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Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults

  1. Gracia LT Fellmeth1,*,
  2. Catherine Heffernan2,
  3. Joanna Nurse3,
  4. Shakiba Habibula4,
  5. Dinesh Sethi3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group

Published Online: 19 JUN 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 7 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004534.pub3


How to Cite

Fellmeth GLT, Heffernan C, Nurse J, Habibula S, Sethi D. Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD004534. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004534.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oxford University, Department of Public Health, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    NHS Hounslow, Hounslow, UK

  3. 3

    WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

  4. 4

    Buckinghamshire County Council, Public Health, Aylesbury, UK

*Gracia LT Fellmeth, Department of Public Health, Oxford University, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK. gracia.fellmeth@nhs.net.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 19 JUN 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Funnel plot of comparison of studies included in meta-analysis for outcome 1.3: attitudes towards relationship violence
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Funnel plot of comparison of studies included in meta-analysis for outcome 1.5: knowledge of relationship violence
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults, Outcome 1 Episodes of relationship violence (events).
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults, Outcome 2 Episodes of relationship violence (scores) (higher score = greater frequency of violence).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults, Outcome 3 Attitudes towards relationship violence (higher score = less accepting of dating violence).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults, Outcome 4 Behaviour towards relationship violence (higher score = more positive behaviour).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults, Outcome 5 Knowledge of relationship violence (higher score = better knowledge).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults, Outcome 6 Skills related to relationship violence (higher score = better skills).
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults: subgroup analyses, Outcome 1 Knowledge of relationship violence (higher score = better knowledge).
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults: subgroup analyses, Outcome 2 Episodes of relationship violence (events).
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Educational and skills-based interventions for preventing relationship and dating violence in adolescents and young adults: subgroup analyses, Outcome 3 Attitudes towards relationship violence (higher score = less accepting of dating violence).