Journal article

Treatment outcomes for anorexia nervosa: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Stuart B Murray, Daniel S Quintana, Katharine L Loeb, Scott Griffiths, Daniel Le Grange

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To determine the impact of specialized treatments, relative to comparator treatments, upon the weight and psychological symptoms of anorexia nervosa (AN) at end-of-treatment (EOT) and follow-up. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) between January 1980 and December 2017 that reported the effects of at least two treatments on AN were screened. Weight and psychological symptoms were analyzed separately for each study. PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines were followed, and studies were assessed using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) criteria and Cochrane risk of bias tool. RESULT..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute of Mental Health


Awarded by Novo Nordisk Foundation


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (K23 MH115184), the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF160C0019856), and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (1121538).