Journal article

Cost-effectiveness of preventing child internalising problems: Results from the translational trial of Cool Little Kids at school entry

Mary Lou Chatterton, Jordana K Bayer, Lidia Engel, Ronald M Rapee, Ruth Beatson, Harriet Hiscock, Lesley Bretherton, Melissa Wake, Cathrine Mihalopoulos

Journal of Anxiety Disorders | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: A translational trial evaluated the effectiveness of screening for inhibited childhood temperament, followed by a preventive parenting program -Cool Little Kids. This study determined the cost-effectiveness from societal and health sector perspectives using trial data. METHOD: Resources to deliver the screening and parenting sessions were determined from study records. Parents completed a questionnaire reporting resources used at one-year follow-up. Standard Australian unit costs were applied. Clinical outcomes for children and parental quality adjusted life-years (QALYs) were used to calculate incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs). RESULTS: Total societal costs were lower..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

The funding for this trial came from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (APP607302). Cathrine Mihalopoulos was funded by a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship during the conduct of this trial (APP1035887). Jordana Bayer was funded by an Australian Rotary Health fellowship in mental illness to conduct the trial. Melissa Wake was funded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship1046518 and Principal Research Fellowship1160906 and Cure Kids New Zealand. Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.