The development of IN SUM: a database of systematic reviews on effects of child mental health and welfare interventions

Horseng Ludvigsen K1, Eidet LM1, Brynhildur A1, Sølvi B1, Mari E1, Karianne H1, Hege K1
1Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Eastern and Southern Norway

Background:

Children and youth with mental health issues is a vulnerable group in demand of evidence-based treatments, but summarized evidence about the effects of treatments for this patient group is not readily available to patients or practitioners.

Objectives:

To describe the development of a database of systematic reviews on the effects of child mental health and welfare interventions.

Methods:

We searched the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Campbell Library, DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects), PsycINFO, MEDLINE, Embase, Evidence Based Mental Health and Web of Science. We identified all relevant systematic reviews concerning children (