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Comparing Standard FBT and Guided Self-Help FBT

POSTED BY REQUEST OF THE RESEARCHERS (UPDATED Octobe3r 25, 2019):

FEASIBILITY OF CONDUCTING A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL COMPARING STANDARD FBT AND GUIDED SELF-HELP FBT FOR ADOLESCENT ANOREXIA NERVOSA

Stanford University Eating Disorders Research Programs

There is an ongoing study being conducted at Stanford University comparing telemedicine family-based treatment (FBT) to an online guided self-help version of family-based treatment (FBTgsh). This study offers evidence-based treatment to adolescents with anorexia nervosa online and at no cost.
Inclusion criteria are as follows:

* United States ONLY (see below for Canada)

*DSM-5 diagnosis of anorexia nervosa

*Adolescents (female and male) ages 12-18, inclusive

*Living with at least one parent

*Medically stable for outpatient treatment

*Able to speak and read English

*Between 75.00-87.99% of Ideal body Weight (%IBW)

*Access to computer and internet

*Able to make a 9-month commitment

* Not currently in FBT or having less than 5 prior FBT sessions

All participants will receive one form of family-based treatment (FBT) for Anorexia Nervosa. Prior to starting treatment participants are randomized to participate in either of the following treatments:

□ Guided Parental Self-Help Version of FBT (FBTgsh): consisting of 12 30-minute telemedicine treatment sessions with a trained clinician paired with an online platform that contains recorded lessons and resources.

□ Telemedicine-based Standard FBT: consisting of 15 1-hour telemedicine treatment sessions with a trained clinician.

Both treatments are over the course of up to 6 months. This is then followed by a 3-month post-treatment assessment. All assessments (Baseline, End of treatment, 3-month post-treatment) are done via teleconferencing as well. Participants receive $35 upon completion of the study.

We do not know the feasibility of Guided Self-Help for individuals and we hope to better identify an adequate treatment for those who do not have access to FBT in their communities.

Please contact Alexa L’Insalata if you would like further information or with any questions. Alexa can be reached at (650) 723-9182 or [email protected].

GSH FBT Flyer Stanford

For families in Canada:

Contact our other site at McMaster University. For more information from McMaster University they can contact the local Principal Investigator, Dr. Jennifer Couturier by phone at 905.521.2100 ext 76035, or by email at [email protected].

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