Next Article in Journal
Delineating the Psychic Structure of Substance Use and Addictions, from Neurobiology to Clinical Implications: Ten Years Later
Next Article in Special Issue
Impulsivity, Emotional Dysregulation and Executive Function Deficits Could Be Associated with Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Eating Disorders
Previous Article in Journal
Lifestyle, Inflammation, and Vascular Calcification in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Perspectives on Long-Term Outcomes
Previous Article in Special Issue
Outcomes of an Accelerated Inpatient Refeeding Protocol in 103 Extremely Underweight Adults with Anorexia Nervosa at a Specialized Clinic in Prien, Germany
Article

Long-Term Efficacy of the Workshop Vs. Online SUCCEAT (Supporting Carers of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders) Intervention for Parents: A Quasi-Randomised Feasibility Trial

1
Eating Disorders Unit, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
2
Parkland Clinic, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, 34537 Bad Wildungen, Germany
3
Department for Neurology and child and adolescents Psychiatry, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
4
Section of Eating Disorders, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, London WC2R 2LS, UK
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9(6), 1912; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9061912
Received: 6 May 2020 / Revised: 6 June 2020 / Accepted: 15 June 2020 / Published: 18 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Eating Disorders)
Interventions for main carers of adult patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) can reduce the caregiving burden and increase caregiver skills. However, the effectiveness and feasibility for carers of adolescent patients, the optimal form of the intervention and long-term outcomes are largely unknown. We evaluated the efficacy and feasibility of the “Supporting Carers of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders in Austria” (SUCCEAT) workshop vs. online intervention. Main caregivers (parents) of adolescent patients with AN were randomly allocated to a workshop (n = 50) or online version (n = 50). Participants were compared to a non-randomised comparison group (n = 49) receiving multi-family or systemic family therapy. Primary (General Health Questionnaire) and secondary outcomes were obtained at baseline, three-month and 12-month follow-up. Adherence was high for workshop and online participants (6.2 and 6.7 sessions completed out of 8). Intention-to-treat analyses revealed significant pre–post reductions in the primary outcome for the workshop (d = 0.87 (95%conficence interval (CI): 0.48; 1.26)) and online (d = 0.65 (95%CI: 0.31; 0.98)) intervention that were sustained at the 12-month follow-up. There was no significant group difference (p = 0.473). Parental psychopathology and burden decreased and caregiver skills increased in all groups; the improvement of caregiver skills was significantly higher in SUCCEAT participants than in the comparison group. Online interventions for parents of adolescents with AN were equally effective as workshops. The improvements remained stable over time. View Full-Text
Keywords: anorexia nervosa; children and adolescents; parents; carers; intervention; workshop; online intervention anorexia nervosa; children and adolescents; parents; carers; intervention; workshop; online intervention
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Truttmann, S.; Philipp, J.; Zeiler, M.; Franta, C.; Wittek, T.; Merl, E.; Schöfbeck, G.; Koubek, D.; Laczkovics, C.; Imgart, H.; Zanko, A.; Auer-Welsbach, E.; Treasure, J.; Karwautz, A.F.K.; Wagner, G. Long-Term Efficacy of the Workshop Vs. Online SUCCEAT (Supporting Carers of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders) Intervention for Parents: A Quasi-Randomised Feasibility Trial. J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9, 1912. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9061912

AMA Style

Truttmann S, Philipp J, Zeiler M, Franta C, Wittek T, Merl E, Schöfbeck G, Koubek D, Laczkovics C, Imgart H, Zanko A, Auer-Welsbach E, Treasure J, Karwautz AFK, Wagner G. Long-Term Efficacy of the Workshop Vs. Online SUCCEAT (Supporting Carers of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders) Intervention for Parents: A Quasi-Randomised Feasibility Trial. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9(6):1912. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9061912

Chicago/Turabian Style

Truttmann, Stefanie, Julia Philipp, Michael Zeiler, Claudia Franta, Tanja Wittek, Elisabeth Merl, Gabriele Schöfbeck, Doris Koubek, Clarissa Laczkovics, Hartmut Imgart, Annika Zanko, Ellen Auer-Welsbach, Janet Treasure, Andreas F.K. Karwautz, and Gudrun Wagner. 2020. "Long-Term Efficacy of the Workshop Vs. Online SUCCEAT (Supporting Carers of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders) Intervention for Parents: A Quasi-Randomised Feasibility Trial" Journal of Clinical Medicine 9, no. 6: 1912. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9061912

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop