Limitations & Disclosures

Conflict of Interest:

Unless otherwise clearly stated, Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center, the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, and the individual staff and Scientific Panel members involved in the review process do not have a financial interest in the development or dissemination of any specific model listed on the CEBC website.

Limitations of the Review Process:

CEBC reviewers are not conducting a meta-analysis or systematic review.

Volume of literature reviewed:

Typically, the CEBC staff and consultants review all available research and related literature focused on the targeted programs. For some models, which have been the focus of extensive study, we review a sample of research studies and other published articles. All reviewed articles are listed in the reference section. A separate listing of other known but not reviewed literature is provided separately.

Current Research:

The CEBC review and rating is based on a point in time. As such studies published after the review and rating are not included. Selected models will be updated periodically and noted in the review under the 'last updated' date.

Assessment of Research Methodology:

The reviewers are not imposing their own standards of methodological acceptance in rating a model. As peer-reviewed publications typically assess the appropriateness of sampling techniques, research design elements, and the selection of statistical measures, the Clearinghouse will defer to that process to provide a measure of methodological quality control. For non-peer-reviewed or non- published research/literature, the Clearinghouse will apply basic standards of study design and measurement in the decision to consider a study. The Scientific Director shall be the final authority on such research methodology judgments.