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A systematic review and meta-analysis of dropout rates from dialectical behavior therapy in randomized controlled trials

Many randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is effective for many different mental health problems. However, one important factor to consider when interpreting findings from RCTs of DBT is patient dropout, as dropout can compromise the validity of trial findings. A greater understanding of patient …

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Why we should know more about dropout: Identifying change-dropout patterns can help to estimate treatment progress in internet interventions

In their scientific work, researchers rely on the data available to them to draw conclusions based on empirical results. However, when values are missing the interpretation of results can be difficult especially if it remains unknown what caused the dropout to occur. With regard to studies in clinical psychology, this …

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