Journal article

The population cost-effectiveness of a parenting intervention designed to prevent anxiety disorders inchildren

Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Theo Vos, Ronald M Rapee, Jane Pirkis, Mary Lou Chatterton, Yu-Chen Lee, Rob Carter

JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Prevention and early intervention for anxiety disorders has lagged behind many other forms of mental disorder. Recent research has demonstrated the efficacy of a parent-focussed psycho-educational programme. The programme is directed at parents of inhibited preschool children and has been shown to reduce anxiety disorders at 1 and 3 years following intervention. The current study assesses the cost-effectiveness of this intervention to determine whether it could provide value-for-money across a population. METHOD: A cost-utility economic framework, using Disability-Adjusted-Life-Years (DALYs) as the outcome, was adopted. Economic modelling techniques were used to assess the increm..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Health Service Grant


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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Health Service Grant (Grant I.D: 351558) and was also supported by a NHMRC Capacity Building Grant (Grant I.D: 456002). CM is supported by a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (Grant I.D. 1035887). The initial trial of the intervention modelled in this study was funded by NHMRC project grant 167201.