Research Papers

Risk factors for premature termination of treatment at a child and family mental health clinic

Published in: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 23, issue 2, 2011, pages: 155–164
DOI: 10.2989/17280583.2011.634553
Author(s): Laura TaylorDepartment of Psychology, South Africa, Debra KaminerDepartment of Psychology, South Africa, Anneli HardyStatistical Consulting Service, Department of Statistical Sciences,

Abstract

Objective: Premature termination of treatment amongst children and families attending mental health services is a significant problem for both outcomes research and clinical practice in South Africa and elsewhere. This study investigated factors that are associated with premature termination of treatment at a public service child and family clinic in Cape Town.

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