A randomized controlled trial comparing two cognitive-behavioral programs for adolescent girls with subclinical depression: A school-based program (Op Volle Kracht) and a computerized program (SPARX).

@article{Poppelaars2016ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial comparing two cognitive-behavioral programs for adolescent girls with subclinical depression: A school-based program (Op Volle Kracht) and a computerized program (SPARX).},
  author={Marlou Poppelaars and Yuli R. Tak and Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff and Rutger C. M. E. Engels and Adam Lobel and Sally N. Merry and Mathijs F. G. Lucassen and Isabela Granic},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={80},
  pages={33-42}
}
Limited research has indicated the effectiveness of the school-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) prevention program 'Op Volle Kracht (OVK)' and the computerized CBT program 'SPARX' in decreasing depressive symptoms. Therefore, a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of OVK and SPARX was conducted among Dutch female adolescents (n = 208, mean age = 13.35) with elevated depressive symptoms. Participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions: OVK only (n = 50), SPARX… CONTINUE READING

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