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Evid Based Nurs 5:12 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.1.12
  • Treatment

Review: family and parenting interventions reduce subsequent arrests and length of time in institutions in youths with conduct disorder and delinquency

Family and parenting interventions (FPI) v usual care or no intervention (control) for youths with conduct disorder or delinquency*

Weighted event rates
Outcomes at 6 months to 3 years FPI Control RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Subsequent arrest 44% 65% 34% (2 to 56) 5 (3 to 50)
Comparison Mean difference (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. †Weighted mean difference in days. ‡Standardised mean difference in delinquency scores.
Time in institutions† FPI v control −51 (−73 to −30)
Self reported delinquency‡ FPI v control −0.4 (−0.7 to −0.2)

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