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Table 1 Therapists Perception of FBT at time of Traininga and at time of Delivery

From: An exploratory study of challenges and successes in implementing adapted family-based treatment in a community setting

  Trainingb M (SD) Deliveryb M (SD) Sign p Cohen’s d
FBT is a heartless treatment 1.25 (0.62) 1.08 (0.29) .44 0.248
FBT is traumatic for the adolescent 2.17 (1.12) 2.00 (0.85) .59 .0.119
Adolescents recover from anorexia if treated with FBT 3.17 (0.58) 3.33 (0.65) .50 −0.191
FBT can only works with well-functioning families 2.92 (1.38) 2.50 (1.00) .32 0.245
FBT is traumatic for parents 2.08 (0.90) 2.17 (0.94) .82 −0.067
FBT does not care about the adolescent’s feelings 1.83 (1.19) 1.25 (0.62) .17 0.434
FBT is force feeding the adolescent 2.17 (1.12) 1.67 (0.99) .19 0.338
FBT discourages therapists to use their therapeutic skills 2.50 (1.24) 1.50 (0.67) .004 0.707
FBT does not value therapeutic relationships 1.33 (0.89) 1.17 (0.39) .59 0.165
FBT is the most evidence-based treatment available 3.00 (1.21) 4.08 (0.67) .012 −0.783
  1. FBT Family-based treatment, M Mean, SD Standard Deviation; aCollecting data about the time of Training was done retrospectively; bLikert Scale from Not at All (1) to Totally (5)