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School-based mental health intervention for children in war-affected Burundi: a cluster randomized trial

  • Wietse A Tol1, 2Email author,
  • Ivan H Komproe2, 3,
  • Mark JD Jordans2, 4,
  • Aline Ndayisaba5,
  • Prudence Ntamutumba5,
  • Heather Sipsma6,
  • Eva S Smallegange7,
  • Robert D Macy8 and
  • Joop TVM de Jong9, 10, 11
BMC Medicine201412:56

Received: 31 August 2013

Accepted: 25 February 2014

Published: 1 April 2014

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Original Submission
31 Aug 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alastair Ager
2 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Frank Neuner
17 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - George Zhang
31 Jan 2014 Author responded Author comments - Wietse Tol
Resubmission - Version 2
31 Jan 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
7 Feb 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alastair Ager
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
25 Feb 2014 Editorially accepted
1 Apr 2014 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-12-56

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Research & Development, HealthNet TPO
Faculty for Behavioral & Social Sciences, Utrecht University
Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
HealthNet TPO Burundi
Department of Women, Children, and Family Health Science, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Department of Childhood and Educational Sciences, University of Amsterdam
International Trauma Center & Harvard School of Medicine
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam
Boston University School of Medicine
Rhodes University