Comparison of mediational selected strategies and sequential designs for preventive trials

Comments on a proposal by pillow et al.

C. Hendricks Brown

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Abstract

Mediational selection designs can increase the chance of finding an intervention to be statistically better than a control when compared to interventions applied to a selected subpopulation such as all children of divorce. Selection based on poor mediational variable scores creates a high expectation that many subjects will benefit because it matches a population to a given intervention strategy. It does not permit examination of the impact on other subjects nor the possibility of interventions that may be tuned to the specific needs of different subpopulations. A sequence of trials each built on the results of previous ones has the potential for extending the results obtained from a mediational selection design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-846
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991

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Comparison of mediational selected strategies and sequential designs for preventive trials : Comments on a proposal by pillow et al. / Brown, C. Hendricks.

In: American Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 6, 01.12.1991, p. 837-846.

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