Journal article

A pilot trial of moderated online social therapy for family and friends of young people with borderline personality disorder features

John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Jennifer K Betts, Louise McCutcheon, Martina Jovev, Reeva Lederman, Helen Herrman, Susan M Cotton, Sarah Bendall, Ben McKechnie, Emma Burke, Peter Koval, Jesse Smith, Simon D'Alfonso, Sumudu Mallawaarachchi, Andrew M Chanen

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2020


AIM: We evaluated the acceptability, usability and safety of Kindred, a novel online intervention for carers of young people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) using a pre-post pilot trial design. The secondary aim explored whether Kindred use was associated with clinical improvements for caregivers on measures of burden of caregiving, stress, expressed emotion, family communication, disability, coping and knowledge of BPD and for patients on measures of severity of BPD symptoms and level of functional impairment. METHODS: The trial site was the Helping Young People Early program for young people with BPD at Orygen in Melbourne, Australia. Informed consent was obtained from 20 adult ..

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