Methods for defining and determining the clinical significance of treatment effects: Description, application, and alternatives
Journal/Book: J Consult Clin Psychol. 1999; 67: 750 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, USA. Amer Psychological Assoc. 300-307.
Abstract: This article summarizes and scrutinizes the growth of the development of clinically relevant and psychometrically sound approaches for determining the clinical significance of treatment effects in mental health research by tracing its evolution, by examining modifications in the method, and by discussing representative applications. Future directions for this methodology are proposed.
Note: Article Jacobson NS, Univ Washington, Dept Psychol, 1107 NE 45th St, Seattle,WA 98195 USA
Keyword(s): COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH-PROGRAM; MENTAL-HEALTH TREATMENT; NATIONAL-INSTITUTE; OUTCOME DATA; PSYCHOTHERAPY; INTERVENTIONS; AGORAPHOBIA; VARIABILITY; REANALYSIS; THERAPY