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Dissemination and effectiveness of multisystemic treatment in New Zealand : a benchmarking study

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by N Curtis, Kevin RonanKevin Ronan, N Heiblum, Kylie CrellinKylie Crellin
The transportability of Multisystemic Therapy (MST) for the treatment of juvenile offenders in a community-based context was examined in the current study. Results of this New Zealand study showed that significant pre- to posttreatment improvements occurred on most indicators of ultimate (i.e., offending behavior) and instrumental (i.e., youth compliance, family relations) treatment outcomes. Reductions in offending frequency and severity continued to improve across the 6- and 12-month follow-up intervals. In comparison to benchmarked studies, the current study demonstrated a more successful treatment completion rate. Additionally, overall treatment effect sizes were found to be clinically equivalent with the results of previous MST outcome studies with juvenile offenders and significantly greater than the effect sizes found in the control conditions. The findings of this evaluation add to the growing body of evidence that supports MST as an effective treatment for antisocial youth.

History

Volume

23

Issue

2

Start Page

119

End Page

129

Number of Pages

11

eISSN

1939-1293

ISSN

0893-3200

Location

United States

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); MST Services; Massey University;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of family psychology.

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