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Gottfredson, Denise C and Cook, Thomas D and Gardner, Frances EM and Gorman-Smith, Deborah and Howe, George W and Sandler, Irwin N and Zaff, Kathryn M . (2015) Standards of evidence for efficacy, effectiveness, and scale-up research in prevention science: next generation. Springer. Prevention Science 34 p. DOI 10.1007/s11121-015-0555-x

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A decade ago, the Society of Prevention Research (SPR) endorsed a set of standards for evidence related to research on prevention interventions. These standards (Flay et al., Prevention Science 6:151–175, 2005) were intended in part to increase consistency in reviews of prevention research that often generated disparate lists of effective interventions due to the application of different standards for what was considered to be necessary to demonstrate effectiveness. In 2013, SPR’s Board of Directors decided that the field has progressed sufficiently to warrant a review and, if necessary, publication of Bthe next generation^ of standards of evidence. The Board convened a committee to review and update the standards. This article reports on the results of this committee’s deliberations, summarizing changes made to the earlier standards and explaining the rationale for each change.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD prevention
Date:2015
Pages:34 p.
Publisher:Springer
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health services, substance use research
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention outcome
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Quality standards
R Research > Research organization and management
R Research > Research and evaluation method
R Research > Research and evaluation

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