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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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PAULA, Tassiane Cristine Santos de; MOREIRA, Fernanda Gonçalves  and  ANDREOLI, Sérgio Baxter. Effectiveness of psychosocial care in school continuity of adolescents in social vulnerability. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.4, pp.789-798. ISSN 1679-4974.


to study the effectiveness of a psychosocial care program in school continuity of adolescents in social vulnerability.


this was a retrospective cohort study involving 200 adolescents assisted in a multidisciplinary intervention program with harm reduction approach, from 2007 to 2012; the intervention effect was assessed using Poisson regression models.


200 adolescents were included in the program; 116 of them continued and 84 dropped it; 74.5% were attending school after six month, with a higher proportion among those who adhered to the intervention (RR=1.12 - 95%CI 1.01;1.27); and those who were studying when they joined the program (RR=8.52 - 95%CI 3.71;19.57).


the evaluated program has a positive effect on rehabilitation and school continuity of adolescents in social vulnerability, but individual characteristics, such as being studying already, play a dominant role in the adherence to the program.

Keywords : Adolescent; Social Vulnerability; Education; Health Promotion; Cohort Studies.

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