Effectiveness of the ECHOs Approach for Patients With Eating Disorders and Their Carers (ECHO)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01927042|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 22, 2013
Last Update Posted : July 17, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Eating Disorders||Behavioral: ECHOs plus TAU Behavioral: Treatment as Usual||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||58 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of the Expert Carers Helping Others (ECHOs) Approach for Patients With Eating Disorders and Their Carers|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
Experimental: Expert Cares Helping Others plus Treatment as Usual
The experimental treatment (ECHOs plus TAU) will consist of the standard treatment consisting of group psychotherapy and skills training, nutritional counselling, and meal support, PLUS self-help unguided DVD series for carers, providing education about eating disorders and coping strategies for supporting those living with eating disorders.
Behavioral: ECHOs plus TAU
A self-help DVD that provides information for carers on eating disorders and teaches coping strategies to carers.
Other Name: Expert Carers Helping Others plus Treatment as Usual
Active Comparator: Treatment as Usual
Treatment as usual (TAU) consists of group psychotherapy and skills training, nutritional counselling, and meal support.
Behavioral: Treatment as Usual
Treatment as Usual at the Eating Disorder Services includes group psychotherapy and skills training, nutritional counselling, and meal support.
Other Name: TAU
- Changes in Carer and Patient Collaboration Scale (CPCS). [ Time Frame: baseline, 4-weeks post-intervention, 3 months follow-up ]A scale to assess self efficacy in caregiving, specifically tailored to measure the skills taught in the ECHOs intervention. This scale will assess changes from baseline to post-internvention in caregiver efficacy.
- Changes in Short Evaluation of Eating Disorders (SEED) [ Time Frame: baseline, 4-weeks post-intervention, 3 months follow-up ]This measure will asssess changes in the severity of key anorexic and bulimic symptoms from baseline to post-treatment, and follow-up.
- Depression, Stress and Anxiety Scale (DASS-21) [ Time Frame: baseline, 4-weeks post-intervention, 3 months follow-up ]a measure of severity of anxiety, depression and stress pre- to post-treatment
- The Family Questionnaire (FQ) [ Time Frame: baseline, 4-weeks post-intervention, 3 months follow-up ]20-item self report measure of expressed emotion in carers. Scores are given on a 4-point Likert scale and will measure the levels of expressed emotion from pre-intervention to post-intervention.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01927042
|Canada, Nova Scotia|
|Capital Health District Health Authority|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H2E2|