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MacArthur, Georgina and Caldwell, Deidre M and Redmore, James and Watkins, Sarah H and Kipping, Ruth and White, James and Chittleborough, Catherine and Langford, Rebecca and Er, Vanessa and Lingam, Raghu and Pasch, Keryn and Gunnell, David and Hickman, Matthew and Campbell, Rona [The Cochrane Library] . (2018) Individual‐, family‐, and school‐level interventions targeting multiple risk behaviours in young people. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (10)

URL: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/1...

Our findings suggest that school‐based interventions offered to all children that aim to address engagement in multiple risk behaviours may have a role to play in preventing tobacco use, alcohol use, illicit drug use, and antisocial behaviour, as well as in improving physical activity, among young people, but not in the other behaviours examined. We did not find strong evidence of benefit of interventions for families or individuals. Concerns around reporting of studies and study quality highlight the need for additional robust, high‐quality studies to further strengthen the evidence base in this field.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:October 2018
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number:10
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Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > School based prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > Youth club / cafe based prevention
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime prevention
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services > Services for family and children
T Demographic characteristics > Child
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Early school Leaver

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