Group Parent Training for Adolescent Eating Disorders (GPT-AN)
While parents are considered essential for the effective treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa, the most effective manner to involve parents in treatment is unknown. Given reports of high caregiver burden among parents of this clinical group, finding treatments that minimize parent burden while improving the child's eating disorder symptoms is essential.
This investigation will examine the preliminary effectiveness of a parent skills group and adolescent skills group compared to family therapy for the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa. The target of this intervention is the improvement of eating disorder symptoms in the child and improving self-efficacy, emotion regulation, and perceived burden in the parent.
The effectiveness of this experimental treatment group (Group Parent Training for the parents/Adolescent Skills Training for the adolescent) will be compared to the Maudsley model of family therapy. The effectiveness of the group program will be examined by exploring changes within individuals over time as well as via comparisons across treatment conditions. Results from this investigation will be used to calculate treatment effect sizes in the design of a larger, fully powered, randomized clinical trial.
|Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Subthreshold Anorexia Nervosa||Behavioral: Group Parent Training Behavioral: Maudsley Family Therapy|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Group Parent Training for Adolescent Eating Disorders|
- Body Mass Index [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
- Eating disorder symptoms other than body weight. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Group Parent Training/Adolescent Skills Training
Behavioral: Group Parent Training
Skills group for parents that provides psychoeducation for eating disorder and skills in behavior management, self-regulation, and emotion regulation.
Active Comparator: Active Comparator
Family Therapy according to the Maudsley Model
Behavioral: Maudsley Family Therapy
Family therapy specifically adapted for the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00672906
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Medical Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|