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Meta-analysis in clinical psychology

Meta-analysis in clinical psychology

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Recieved: 03/14/2019

Accepted: 11/28/2019

Published: 12/31/2019

p.: 46-52

DOI: 10.11621/npj.2019.0405

Keywords: meta-analysis; clinical psychology; psychotherapy ; meta-analysis procedure

Available online: 31.12.2019

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Lifintsev, Dmitry V., Serykh, Anna B., Lifintseva Alla A., Novikova Julia Yu.. Meta-analysis in clinical psychology. // National Psychological Journal 2019. 4. p.46-52. doi: 10.11621/npj.2019.0405

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Lifintsev, Dmitry V. Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Serykh, Anna B. Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Lifintseva Alla A. Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Novikova Julia Yu. Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University


Background. Like evidence-based medicine, clinical psychology is interested in obtaining results that can be extrapolated to many areas of studying the human psyche. Meta-analysis is the method of obtaining results that can be used in other areas of psychological research. The study of meta-analysis in relation to clinical psychology is of particular importance.

The Objective of this research is to analyze the features of using meta-analysis in clinical psychology, to show its limitations and procedure. Design. At the initial stage of our theoretical research, the main directions and tasks of using meta-analysis in clinical psychology were analyzed. The next step was the description of the meta-analytical clinical and psychological research procedure. The solution of tasks identified in this work are the basis of meta-analytical research in clinical psychology.

Results. In clinical and psychological research, meta-analysis was found to be used in evaluating the effectiveness of behavioural, cognitive, and cognitive-behavioural therapy, psycho-pharmacological interventions in schizophrenia, anxiety and depressive disorders, chronic fatigue, personality pathology, and autistic spectrum disorders.

A separate part of the research embraces the assessment results of the influence of various factors on the psychopathology. The difficulties of using meta-analysis in clinical psychology were described.

Conclusion. Meta-analysis is a powerful tool for obtaining data in clinical psychology; thanks to him, it becomes possible to generalize the results of a multitude of clinical and psychological studies and to evaluate the effectiveness of various types of psychosocial interventions.


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Lifintsev, Dmitry V., Serykh, Anna B., Lifintseva Alla A., Novikova Julia Yu.. Meta-analysis in clinical psychology. // National Psychological Journal 2019. 4. p.46-52. doi: 10.11621/npj.2019.0405

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