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Table 2 Efficacy criteria (Durgante & Dell’Aglio, 2018) met by the present study

From: Effects of Promove – Saúde da Mulher on anxiety, depression, social skills, and satisfaction: A single-subject design

Criteria Parts of the text in which the criteria were met
3. Guidelines should specify what outcomes the intervention aims to produce and the required evidence for each outcome. PSM description
4. It is important to consider the method and rationale for selecting participants as well as how the sample represents the population (group equivalence) and phenomena of interest. Criteria for selection of participants
6. Measures used to evaluate the results must have psychometric validity. Appendix 1
8. An efficacy statement should be formulated that “program or policy X is efficacious in producing outcomes Y for population Z.” Discussion
9. Individual pre-test differences should be evaluated. Brief case formulations
10. For long-term results, there should be at least one follow-up. Method
11. All results should be displayed (positive, non-significant, or negative). Results
12. Statistics should be used to ensure unbiased estimates in the results. Data analysis procedures for standardized instruments
13. Results should consider the clinical significance of the intervention. Data analysis procedures
Results for standardized instruments
15. Results should contain the main components of the intervention, time to observe effects, and mediating or moderating variables Results
17. The study should assess and report rates of losses and dropouts, which may compromise the generalizability of the results to other samples/populations. Results
  1. Criteria translated from Durgante and Dell’Aglio (2018)