Research review: Recommendations for reporting on treatment trials for child and adolescent anxiety disorders - an international consensus statement

Creswell, Cathy and Nauta, Maaike H. and Hudson, Jennifer L. and March, Sonja and Reardon, Tessa and Arendt, Kristian and Bodden, Denise and Cobham, Vanessa E. and Donovan, Caroline and Halldorsson, Brynjar and In-Albon, Tina and Ishikawa, Shin-ichi and Johnsen, Daniel Bach and Jolstedt, Maral and de Jong, Rachel and Kreuze, Leonie and Mobach, Lynn and Rapee, Ronald M. and Spence, Susan H. and Thastum, Mikael and Utens, Elisabeth and Vigerland, Sarah and Wergeland, Gro Janne and Essau, Cecilia A. and Albano, Anne Marie and Chu, Brian and Khanna, Muniya and Silverman, Wendy K. and Kendall, Philip C. (2020) Research review: Recommendations for reporting on treatment trials for child and adolescent anxiety disorders - an international consensus statement. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. ISSN 0021-9630

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Abstract

Background: Anxiety disorders in children and young people are common and bring significant personal and societal costs. Over the last two decades, there has been a substantial increase in research evaluating psychological and pharmacological treatments for anxiety disorders in children and young people and exciting and novel research has continued as the field strives to improve efficacy and effectiveness, and accessibility of interventions. This increase in research brings potential to draw together data across studies to compare treatment approaches and advance understanding of what works, how, and for whom. There are challenges to these efforts due largely to variation in studies' outcome measures and variation in the way study characteristics are reported, making it difficult to compare and/or combine studies, and this is likely to lead to faulty conclusions. Studies particularly vary in their reliance on child, parent, and/or assessor-based ratings across a range of outcomes, including remission of anxiety diagnosis, symptom reduction, and other domains of functioning (e.g., family relationships, peer relationships).

Methods: To address these challenges, we convened a series of international activities that brought together the views of key stakeholders (i.e., researchers, mental health professionals, young people, parents/caregivers) to develop recommendations for outcome measurement to be used in treatment trials for anxiety disorders in children and young people.

Results and conclusions: This article reports the results of these activities and offers recommendations for selection and reporting of outcome measures to (a) guide future research and (b) improve communication of what has been measured and reported. We offer these recommendations to promote international consistency in trial reporting and to enable the field to take full advantage of the great opportunities that come from data sharing going forward.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2020 01:34
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 01:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety; treatment trials
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health
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Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.13283
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39250

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