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Brief school-based interventions and behavioural outcomes for substance-using adolescents

  1. Tara Carney1,*,
  2. Bronwyn J Myers1,2,
  3. Johann Louw3,
  4. Charles I Okwundu4,5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group

Published Online: 4 FEB 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 20 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008969.pub2


How to Cite

Carney T, Myers BJ, Louw J, Okwundu CI. Brief school-based interventions and behavioural outcomes for substance-using adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008969. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008969.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    South African Medical Research Council, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

  2. 2

    University of Cape Town, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Cape Town, South Africa

  3. 3

    University of Cape Town, Department of Psychology, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

  4. 4

    Stellenbosch University, Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tygerberg, South Africa

  5. 5

    South African Medical Research Council, South African Cochrane Centre, Tygerberg, Western Cape, South Africa

*Tara Carney, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Tygerberg, 7505, Parow, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7505, South Africa. tara.carney@mrc.ac.za.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 4 FEB 2014

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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.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Brief intervention versus information provision, Outcome 1 Any substance use outcomes.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Brief intervention versus information provision, Outcome 2 Alcohol Frequency.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Brief intervention versus information provision, Outcome 3 Alcohol Quantity.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Brief intervention versus information provision, Outcome 4 Tobacco frequency.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Brief intervention versus information provision, Outcome 5 Cannabis Quantity.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Brief intervention versus information provision, Outcome 6 Cannabis Dependence.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Brief intervention versus information provision, Outcome 7 Cannabis frequency.
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Brief intervention versus information provision, Outcome 8 All behavioural outcomes.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Brief intervention versus assessment only, Outcome 1 Any substance use outcomes.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Brief intervention versus assessment only, Outcome 2 Alcohol Frequency.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Brief intervention versus assessment only, Outcome 3 Alcohol Quantity.
[Analysis 2.4]
Analysis 2.4. Comparison 2 Brief intervention versus assessment only, Outcome 4 Tobacco frequency.
[Analysis 2.5]
Analysis 2.5. Comparison 2 Brief intervention versus assessment only, Outcome 5 Cannabis frequency.
[Analysis 2.6]
Analysis 2.6. Comparison 2 Brief intervention versus assessment only, Outcome 6 Cannabis Quantity.
[Analysis 2.7]
Analysis 2.7. Comparison 2 Brief intervention versus assessment only, Outcome 7 Cannabis Dependence.
[Analysis 2.8]
Analysis 2.8. Comparison 2 Brief intervention versus assessment only, Outcome 8 All behavioural outcomes.