Better evidence for a better world
Better evidence for a better world

Better evidence for a better world (167)

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  • Authors Sabine Wollscheid, Heather Menzies Munthe-Kaas, Karianne Thune Hammerstrøm, Eamonn Noonan
  • Published date 2015-03-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Social Welfare
  • Type of document Review Plain language summary
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  • PLS Title Better Communication between Public Services and Minority Language Speakers
  • PLS Description This systematic review examines whether aids for communication are effective between public services and children and youth, or families with an immigrant background. The researchers analyse relevant studies, and the team included four comparative studies, three for health services and one for education.
  • Title Effect of interventions to facilitate communication between families or single young people with minority language background and public services
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.7

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  • Authors Trine Filges, Christoffer Scavenius Sonne-Schmidt, Bjørn Christian Viinholt Nielsen
  • Published date 2018-10-11
  • Coordinating group(s) Education
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary Data
  • PLS Title Small class size has at best a small effect on academic achievement
  • PLS Description Increasing class size is one of the key variables that policy makers can use to control spending on education. But the consensus among many in education research is that smaller classes are effective in improving student achievement which has led to a policy of class size reductions in a number of US states, the UK, and the Netherlands. This policy is disputed by those who argue that the effects of class size reduction are only modest and that there are other more cost-effective strategies for improving educational standards. Despite the important policy and practice implications of the topic, the research literature on the educational effects of class-size differences has not been clear. This review systematically reports findings from relevant studies that measure the effects of class size on academic achievement.
  • Title Small class sizes for improving student achievement in primary and secondary schools
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2018.10

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  • Authors Maia Lindstrøm, Madina Saidj, Krystyna Kowalski, Trine Filges, Pernille Skovbo Rasmussen, Anne-Marie Klint Jørgensen
  • Published date 2015-03-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Social Welfare
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review
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  • Title Family behavior therapy (FBT) for young people in treatment for illicit non-opioid drug use
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.9

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  • Authors Trine Filges, Pernille Skovbo Rasmussen, Ditte Andersen, Anne-Marie Klint Jorgensen
  • Published date 2015-03-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Social Welfare
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review
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  • Title Multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) for young people in treatment for non-opioid drug use
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.8

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  • Authors Jane Barlow, Cathy Bennett, Nick Midgley, Soili Larkin, Yinghui Wei
  • Published date 2015-03-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Social Welfare
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
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  • PLS Title Parent-Infant Psychotherapy appears not to be more effective than alternative treatments in improving maternal or infant mental health
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review compares the effectiveness of Parent-Infant Psychotherapy (PIP) in improving the mental health of parents, the parent-infant relationship and infant emotional wellbeing with that of no treatment, treatment as usual and alternative treatments. The review summarises findings from eight randomised controlled trials (RCTs), with a total of 846 participants.
  • Title Parent-infant psychotherapy for improving parental and infant mental health
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.6

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  • Authors Patrice Villettaz, Gwladys Gillieron, Martin Killias
  • Published date 2015-01-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Crime and Justice
  • Type of document Protocol Review Plain language summary Previous version
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  • PLS Title Effects of custodial versus non-custodial sanctions on re-offending
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review compares effects of custodial and non-custodial sentences on reoffending. The authors found fourteen high-quality studies, including three randomised controlled trials and two natural experiments.
  • Title The effects on re-offending of custodial vs non-custodial sanctions
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.1

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  • Authors Trine Filges, Anne-Sofie Due Knudsen, Majken Mosegaard Svendsen, Krystyna Kowalski, Lars Benjaminsen, Anne-Marie Klint Jorgensen
  • Published date 2015-01-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Social Welfare
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
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  • PLS Title Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies to Treat Non-Opioid Drug Use in Young People is No Better or Worse than Other Treatments
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review examines the effects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) when used in outpatient settings to reduce drug use (of e.g. cannabis, amphetamines, ecstasy, or cocaine) among young people aged 13-21. The review summarizes findings from seven studies, all of which were randomised controlled trials.
  • Title Cognitive-behavioural therapies for young people in outpatient treatment for non-opioid drug use
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.3

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  • Authors Eleanor Ott, Paul Montgomery
  • Published date 2015-01-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Social Welfare
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
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  • PLS Title There is no rigorous evidence on how to improve outcomes for resettled refugees
  • PLS Description This Campbell systematic review examines the effects of programmes on the economic self-sufficiency and well-being of resettled refugees. The review identified 23 relevant studies but none of these could be included in the analysis due weaknesses in study design.
  • Title Interventions to improve the economic self-sufficiency and well-being of resettled refugees
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.4

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  • Authors Shannon Doocy, Hannah Tappis
  • Published date 2017-12-21
  • Coordinating group(s) International Development
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
  • PLS Title Cash-based humanitarian assistance approaches can increase food security and are more cost effective than in-kind food transfers
  • PLS Description This review assesses the effects of cash-based approaches on individual and household outcomes in humanitarian emergencies. It also assesses the efficiency of different cash-based approaches and identifies factors that hinder and facilitate programme implementation.
  • Title The effectiveness and efficiency of cash-based approaches in emergencies
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2017.17

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  • Authors Carlton J. Fong, Kathleen Murphy, John D. Westbrook, Minda Markle
  • Published date 2015-01-02
  • Coordinating group(s) Education
  • Type of document Title Protocol Review Plain language summary
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  • PLS Title Employment status of cancer survivors improve with multi-component support programmes
  • PLS Description There is promising evidence that psychosocialinterventions may improve employment statusfor cancer survivors, but don't have an effect onhours of work or sick leave. These interventionsrange from information sessions and vocationaltraining workshops to counselling and physicaltherapy.
  • Title Behavioral, psychological, educational and vocational interventions to facilitate employment outcomes for cancer survivors
  • See the full review https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.4073/csr.2015.5
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