is most acceptable when it has been shown in a randomized controlled trial to be better able to accomplish a predetermined outcome than is some other intervention
or no intervention
at all (placebo).
After 1 1/2 years, 46 percent of those in the face-to-face intervention
group had regained at least five pounds, compared to 55 percent of those in the Internet intervention
group and 72 percent of those in the control group.
In addition to the above 'analysis' of the intervention
process, it may be said that it often contains a 'social dimension'.
Putting this together, we might conclude that an intervention
designed to increase sense of belonging targeted to children of color could be helpful in reducing the achievement gap.
, officers typically deploy less lethal force techniques in an attempt to control and restrain these individuals.
Thus, consistent with assumptions found in the metatheory of multicultural counseling and therapy (Sue, Ivey, & Pedersen, 1996), career intervention
models for working with racial and ethnic minorities support the premise that counseling is more effective if the career counselor incorporates the life experiences, worldview, and multiple identities of the client into problem conceptualization and intervention
I have a hunch that when we do, a much-confronted Mark will stop leading us around and start confronting who he really is." </pre> <p>Those who have been part of a formal intervention
can't help noticing that the process of uncovering all the untruths and misinformation about a patient is among the first tasks of the intervention
The researchers analyzed data on 213 women who received the enhanced intervention
and 214 in the basic intervention
The following model was specified: [Y.sub.t] = [B.sub.0] + [B.sub.1] x preslope + [B.sub.2] x postslope + [B.sub.3] x intervention
+ [e.sub.t], where [Y.sub.t] is the outcome (e.g., CDAD incidence) in month t, preslope is a continuous variable indicating time from the start of the study up to the last point in the preintervention phase and coded constant thereafter, postslope is coded 0 to and including the first point postintervention and coded sequentially from 1 thereafter, and intervention
is coded 0 for preintervention time points and 1 for postintervention time points.
Ford, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues examined the impact of brief parent-targeted interventions
delivered in primary care settings on PAC relating to sexual and alcohol use behaviors.
"For example, we found only one intervention
that targeted fathers, and it worked very well," Widman says.