Comparative effectiveness of interventions for treating the psychological consequences of sexual abuse in children and adolescents

This is a protocol for a new Cochrane Intervention review.

The primary objective is as follows. 

To assess the relative effectiveness of psychosocial therapies, compared to other treatments or no treatment controls, to overcome psychological sequelae of sexual abuse in children and young people up to 18 years of age. 

The secondary objectives are to:

  • rank psychotherapies according to their effectiveness; 
  • compare different 'doses' of the same intervention; and 
  • explore differences between subgroups of participants and assess the impact of moderator variables on treatment outcomes. 

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