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Table 1 PICO Statement Guiding the Exploratory Meta-Analysis

From: Problem-solving training as an active ingredient of treatment for youth depression: a scoping review and exploratory meta-analysis

PICO Description
P (Population) Youth aged 14–24 years (i.e., mean age of the sample within this range) experiencing depression (i.e., in samples with mixed presenting problems, > 50% of youth must have above-threshold symptoms of depression or emotional difficulties).
I (Intervention) Problem-Solving Therapy (i.e., problem-solving training delivered as an intervention in its own right, rather than a component of a broader therapy package).
C (Comparison) Waitlist, placebo, attention placebo, or control condition.
O (Outcome) Self-reported depression severity (continuous).