Internalizing behavior disorders symptoms reduction by a social skills training program among Chinese students: A randomized controlled trial
Methods: Our RCT study randomly assigned 29 students who were suspected of internalizing behavior disorders to an intervention group in which students received a cognitive- behavioral approach-based social skills training program (n = 16) or to a control group with daily usual program during the period (n = 13).
Results: The analyses suggest that students receiving the social skills training program reported a significantly decrease of anxiety, depression and withdrawal symptoms during the end of the intervention and follow-up interval than did students in the control group.
Conclusion: cognitive- behavioral approach-based social skills interventions may help increase the sustainability of outcome after treatment for internalizing behavior disorders symptoms.
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