Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of depression and anxiety prevention for adolescents with a high familial risk

Sanne P. A. Rasing*, Daan H. M. Creemers, Ad A. Vermulst, Jan M. A. M. Janssens, Rutger C. M. E. Engels, Ron H. J. Scholte

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Abstract

A randomized controlled trail was conducted to examine the effectiveness of a depression and anxiety prevention program Ten Sprong Vooruit' (A Leap Forward) among adolescent girls with a high familial risk (N = 142). The results showed neither effects of the prevention program directly after the intervention, nor at 6 or 12 months follow-up on depression and anxiety symptoms. Further, latent growth curve modeling (LGCM) was used to examine whether the growth functions for the intervention and the control condition were different. The slope representing the change in depression symptoms was not significantly different between the intervention and the control condition. For anxiety symptoms, the difference between slopes was also not significant. Based on these results, we suggested that these high-risk adolescent girls might benefit more from a more intensive prevention program.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1457
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • adolescents
  • prevention
  • parental psychopathology
  • randomized controlled trial
  • OP VOLLE KRACHT
  • COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
  • YOUNG ADULTHOOD
  • FOLLOW-UP
  • DISORDERS
  • SYMPTOMS
  • CHILDREN
  • GIRLS
  • PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
  • PROGRAMS

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