This study compared multisystemic therapy to usual services in a community mental health setting for emotionally disturbed youth with externalizing disorders. Usual services included the combination of case management with a family skills training curriculum. A secondary data analysis utilizing a pretest-post-test, quasiexperimental design was used. Eighty-seven youth were in each group and were matched based on gender (53% female, 47% male) and ethnicity (34% African American, 54% Caucasian, 10% Hispanic, and 2% other).CHAPTER 4 METHODS 4.1 Introduction This chapter includes an overview of the research study design and the research hypotheses to be answered. The study population, study sample, and data collection methods are discussed.
|Title||:||A Quasi-experimental Design: Multisystemic Therapy as an Alternative Community-based Treatment for Youth with Severe Emotional Disturbance|
|Author||:||Kirstin R. Painter|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|