- Recommendation ID
- Individual versus group CBT for children and young people with social anxiety disorder:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of individual and group CBT for children and young people with social anxiety disorder?
- Any explanatory notes
- Why this is important:- The majority of systematic evaluations of interventions for social anxiety disorder in children and young people have taken a group approach. Studies with adult populations, however, indicate that individually-delivered treatments are associated with better treatment outcomes and are more cost effective.
This question should be addressed using an RCT design comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of individual and group-based treatments for children and young people with social anxiety disorder. It should report short- and medium-term outcomes (including cost effectiveness) with a follow-up of at least 12 months. The outcomes should be assessed by structured clinical interviews, parent- and self-reports using validated questionnaires and objective measures of behaviour. The study needs to be large enough to determine the presence of clinically important effects, and mediators and moderators (in particular the child or young person's age and familial and social context) should be investigated.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Social anxiety disorder: recognition, assessment and treatment
- Date issued
- May 2013
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|