Journal article

Delivery of Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa in a Public Health Care Setting: Research Versus Non-Research Specialty Care

Daniel Le Grange, Sasha Gorrell, Elizabeth K Hughes, Erin C Accurso, Michele Yeo, Martin Pradel, Susan M Sawyer



Comparing evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) to usual care typically demonstrates the superiority of EBPs, although this has not been studied for eating disorders EBPs such as family-based treatment (FBT). The current study set out to examine weight outcomes for adolescents with anorexia nervosa who received FBT through a randomized clinical research trial (RCT, n = 54) or non-research specialty care (n = 56) at the same specialist pediatric eating disorder service. Weight was recorded throughout outpatient treatment (up to 18 sessions over 6 months), as well as at 6- and 12-month follow-up. Survival curves were used to examine time to weight restoration [greater than 95% median body mass in..

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Awarded by National Institutes of Health (T32 grant) (United States)

Funding Acknowledgements

SG is supported by the National Institutes of Health (T32 grant MH0118261-33) (United States). This study was supported by a grant from the Baker Foundation (Australia). The Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.