Journal article

The Cool Little Kids randomised controlled trial: Population-level early prevention for anxiety disorders

JK Bayer, RM Rapee, H Hiscock, OC Ukoumunne, C Mihalopoulos, S Clifford, M Wake

BMC Public Health | BMC Public Health | Published : 2011


Background: The World Health Organization predicts that by 2030 internalising problems (e.g. depression and anxiety) will be second only to HIV/AIDS in international burden of disease. Internalising problems affect 1 in 7 school aged children, impacting on peer relations, school engagement, and later mental health, relationships and employment. The development of early childhood prevention for internalising problems is in its infancy. The current study follows two successful ‘efficacy’ trials of a parenting group intervention to reduce internalising disorders in temperamentally inhibited preschool children. Cool Little Kids is a population-level randomised trial to determine the impacts of s..

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Awarded by Australian NHMRC

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

This study has been funded by Australian NHMRC Project Grant 607302. The funding body had no role in study design or this manuscript. We wish to thank our Associate Investigator Ms Joyce Cleary for support of the project from the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. JB, HH and OU are all supported by NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant 436914 and CM by NHMRC Capacity Building Grant 456002. JB was also part supported by Australian Rotary Health. HH and MW are also supported by NHMRC Population Health Career Development Awards (607351 and 546405). OU is now based at the Institute of Health Services Research, Peninsula Medical School, UK.