ASSIST-Y (Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Sreening Test – Youth) for early identification of the use of unhealthy and harmful substances in children and adolescents

What evidence is needed?

Update of existing systematic review is needed.

What evidence is available?

Reliable systematic reviews that show evidence gaps:

None identified

Reliable, but not updated, systematic reviews that show evidence gaps:

Patnode CD, Perdue LA, Rushkin M, O’Connor EA. Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use in Primary Care in Adolescents and Adults, Including Pregnant Persons: Updated Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2020 Jun. Report No.: 19-05255-EF-1. More about the review

 O’Connor EA, Perdue LA, Senger CA, Rushkin M, Patnode CD, Bean SI, Jonas DE. Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: An Updated Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Evidence Synthesis No. 171. AHRQ Publication No. 18-05242-EF-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2018. More about the review

Information from: SBU. Standardiserade bedömningsmetoder i utredningar av barn och unga inom socialtjänsten [Standardised assessment tools in investigations of children and adolescents within the child protection service]. Stockholm: Statens beredning för medicinsk och social utvärdering (SBU); 2022. SBU Bereder 344. More about the report

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Research conducted after publication could potentially change the nature of the evidence.

Evidence gap identifies methods or practices for which no conclusive systematic review of benefits and harms has been published. Gaps in scientific evidence appear on the SBU website to help researchers and granting agencies identify areas that are in need of research or systematic review. An additional objective is to offer healthcare and social service providers a basis for setting priorities.