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Does a Skills Intervention for Parents Have a Positive Impact on Adolescents’ Anorexia Nervosa Outcome? Answers from a Quasi-Randomised Feasibility Trial of SUCCEAT

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Eating Disorders Unit, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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Parkland Clinic, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, 34537 Bad Wildungen, Germany
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Department for Neurology and child and adolescents Psychiatry, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
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Section of Eating Disorders, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, London WC2R 2LS, UK
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(9), 4656; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094656
Received: 8 March 2021 / Revised: 17 April 2021 / Accepted: 23 April 2021 / Published: 27 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Eating Disorders and Associated Disorders in Adolescents)
Skills trainings for caregivers of patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) have been proven to be effective in improving caregiver skills and reducing caregivers’ psychopathology. The effects on patients, especially adolescents, are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a caregivers’ skills training program (Supporting Carers of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders in Austria, SUCCEAT, workshop or online version) on adolescents with AN delivered as workshops (WS) or online (ONL). Outcomes are Body-Mass-Index (BMI) percentile, eating psychopathology (Eating Disorder Examination, EDE), attitudinal and behavioural dimensions of eating disorders (Eating Disorder Inventory-2), motivation to change (AN Stages of Change Questionnaire), emotional and behavioural problems (Youth Self-Report) and quality of life (KINDL). All outcome variables significantly improved across both SUCCEAT groups (WS and ONL) and were sustained at 12-month follow-up. The online and workshop delivery of SUCCEAT were equally effective. Most effect sizes were in the medium-to-high range. Full or partial remission was observed in 72% (WS) and 87% (ONL) of patients. Caregiver skills trainings, either delivered as workshops or online modules, are highly recommended to complement treatment as usual. View Full-Text
Keywords: anorexia nervosa; children and adolescents; caregivers; parents; workshop; online intervention; skills training; motivational interviewing; eating disorders; atypical anorexia nervosa anorexia nervosa; children and adolescents; caregivers; parents; workshop; online intervention; skills training; motivational interviewing; eating disorders; atypical anorexia nervosa
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Philipp, J.; Franta, C.; Zeiler, M.; Truttmann, S.; Wittek, T.; Imgart, H.; Zanko, A.; Auer-Welsbach, E.; Mairhofer, D.; Mitterer, M.; Laczkovics, C.; Schöfbeck, G.; Jilka, E.; Egermann, W.B.; Treasure, J.; Karwautz, A.F.K.; Wagner, G. Does a Skills Intervention for Parents Have a Positive Impact on Adolescents’ Anorexia Nervosa Outcome? Answers from a Quasi-Randomised Feasibility Trial of SUCCEAT. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4656. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094656

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Philipp J, Franta C, Zeiler M, Truttmann S, Wittek T, Imgart H, Zanko A, Auer-Welsbach E, Mairhofer D, Mitterer M, Laczkovics C, Schöfbeck G, Jilka E, Egermann WB, Treasure J, Karwautz AFK, Wagner G. Does a Skills Intervention for Parents Have a Positive Impact on Adolescents’ Anorexia Nervosa Outcome? Answers from a Quasi-Randomised Feasibility Trial of SUCCEAT. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(9):4656. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094656

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Philipp, Julia, Claudia Franta, Michael Zeiler, Stefanie Truttmann, Tanja Wittek, Hartmut Imgart, Annika Zanko, Ellen Auer-Welsbach, Dunja Mairhofer, Michaela Mitterer, Clarissa Laczkovics, Gabriele Schöfbeck, Elisabeth Jilka, Wolfgang B. Egermann, Janet Treasure, Andreas F.K. Karwautz, and Gudrun Wagner. 2021. "Does a Skills Intervention for Parents Have a Positive Impact on Adolescents’ Anorexia Nervosa Outcome? Answers from a Quasi-Randomised Feasibility Trial of SUCCEAT" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 9: 4656. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094656

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