What gaps is COMPACT addressing and how will the COS be used?
Anxiety disorders are common in children and youth. However, based on the available evidence, no treatment can be recommended as “optimal.” This is mainly because there is so much variability in what outcomes are measured across studies that evaluate these treatments. If we tried to pool data across studies, it would be difficult to actually compare any findings if every researcher is measuring something different. That’s where a core outcome set (COS) comes in.
The COMPACT Initiative is developing an evidence- and consensus-based COS for paediatric anxiety disorder trials with active engagement of youth, family members, and other stakeholders.
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