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Carers’ assessment, skills and information sharing: theoretical framework and trial protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a complex intervention for carers of inpatients with anorexia nervosa

Goddard, Elizabeth, Raenker, Simone, Macdonald, Pamela, Todd, Gillian, Beecham, Jennifer, Naumann, Ulrike, Bonin, Eva-Maria, Schmidt, Ulrike, Landau, Sabine, Treasure, Janet and others. (2013) Carers’ assessment, skills and information sharing: theoretical framework and trial protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a complex intervention for carers of inpatients with anorexia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 21 (1). pp. 60-71. ISSN 1099-0968. (doi:10.1002/erv.2193) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:32427)

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Abstract

Experienced Carers Helping Others (ECHO) is a guided self-help intervention for carers of people with eating disorders to reduce distress and ameliorate interpersonal maintaining factors to improve patient outcomes. The aim of this paper is to describe the theoretical background and protocol of a randomised controlled trial that will establish whether ECHO has a significant beneficial effect for carers and the person they care for. Individuals with anorexia nervosa and carers will be recruited from eating disorder inpatient/day patient hospital services in the UK. Primary outcomes are time until relapse post-discharge (patient) and distress (carer) at 12?months post-discharge. Secondary outcomes are body mass index, eating disorder symptoms, psychosocial measures and health economic data for patients and carers. Carers will be randomised (stratified by site and illness severity) to receive ECHO (in addition to treatment as usual) or treatment as usual only. Potential difficulties in participant recruitment and delivery of the intervention are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/erv.2193
Uncontrolled keywords: anorexia nervosa; eating disorders; carers; family intervention; treatment; inpatient; randomised controlled trial; skills training; motivational interviewing
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Jane Dennett
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 15:33 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32427 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beecham, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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