Prev Sci (2013) 14:107–110 DOI 10.1007/s11121-012-0335-9 Introduction to the Special Issue: Subgroup Analysis in Prevention and Intervention Research Lauren H. Supplee & Brendan C. Kelly & David M. MacKinnon & Meryl Yoches Barofsky Published online: 23 October 2012 # Society for Prevention Research (outside the USA) 2012 Prevention scientists, intervention developers, patients, pro- The analysis of subgroups can matter a great deal in pre- viders, and clients are continually seeking more effective and vention science and intervention research. First, many preven- efficient treatments for a wide range of social, behavioral, and tion scientists use subgroup findings to unpack significant public health problems. Across this range of problems, there is a main effects or to investigate why there was a lack of signif- common interest in developing a better understanding of icant main effects. Prevention scientists frequently want to impacts of interventions on specific subgroups. Among policy- explore whether a program was more or less effective for a makers, an interest in the question “What works?” is now often segment of the target population and why it may have been accompanied by “What works for whom?” For example, the less effective for another subgroup. Rothwell (2005)argues Obama administration has been
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