Although Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an efficacious treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, self-injurious behaviours, and emotion dysregulation, participant dropout can adversely affect therapeutic outcomes. Dropout is also a problem in the research context, as it can affect the interpretation and generalisability of study findings. Subsequently, our research aims to explore:
What is the pooled estimate of dropout across all Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Randomised controlled trials (RCTs)?
Is DBT associated with significantly lower rates of dropout than other active comparison treatments in head-to-head comparison trials?
Are DBT dropout rates moderated by certain study, participant, and treatment characteristics? ... [more]