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Support and costs for students with emotional problems referred to school-based counselling: findings from the ALIGN study

Beecham, Jennifer, Pearce, Peter, Sewell, Ros, Osman, Sarah (2018) Support and costs for students with emotional problems referred to school-based counselling: findings from the ALIGN study. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, . ISSN 0306-9885. (doi:10.1080/03069885.2018.1552777) (KAR id:72092)

Abstract

Effectiveness evidence supporting school-based counselling is increasing, yet little is known about its cost-effectiveness. Within an effectiveness trial we tested whether a cost-effectiveness evaluation was feasible and aimed to provide early indications of support and associated costs for students with emotional problems. A service use questionnaire was piloted. School-based services were a key source of support and used by more than half the students at each time point. Support costs were estimated for 63/64 participants using well-established methods and ranged between £0 (no services used) and £3562 per participant over the last school term. We found data collection was feasible and the principles of economic evaluation were appropriate but the small sample means results must be interpreted cautiously.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/03069885.2018.1552777
Uncontrolled keywords: Cost, economic evaluation, counselling in schools, service use, quantitative methods, cost-effectiveness
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Jennifer Beecham
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 13:35 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 11:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72092 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beecham, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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