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Table 3 Fulfillment of treatment goals

From: User satisfaction with family-based inpatient treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: retrospective views of patients and parents

  Mean score ± SD Patients /moth.b Patients./fath.c Moth./fath.d
Patients
N = 34
Mothers
N = 40
Fathers
N = 20
P-valuee Effect sizef P-valuee Effect sizef P-valuee Effect sizef
Mean goal fulfillment score (mean of the 10 potential goals) 2.1 ± 0.7 2.4 ± 0.6 2.6 ± 0.6 0.006 0.5 0.019 0.8 0.527 0.3
Potential treatment goals: Was the goal fulfilled?a
 1. To learn more about eating disorders 2.4 ± 0.9 2.8 ± 0.7 2.9 ± 0.6 0.094 0.5 0.045 0.7 0.775 0.2
 2. To get help talking about painful experiences 2.3 ± 1.1 2.4 ± 0.7 2.6 ± 0.7 1.000 0.1 0.799 0.3 0.336 0.3
 3. Learn to eat normally 2.3 ± 1.0 2.4 ± 0.9 2.4 ± 0.8 0.326 0.1 0.760 0.1 0.720 0.0
 4. Learn to cope with unreasonable notions about food and body size 1.8 ± 0.7 2.3 ± 0.8 2.4 ± 0.9 0.008 0.7 0.081 0.7 0.190 0.1
 5. Become more satisfied with myself and my body 1.5 ± 0.7 2.1 ± 0.8 2.3 ± 0.9 < 0.001 0.8 0.019 1.0 0.426 0.2
 6. To get help to stand up for what I feel / she or he feels 2.0 ± 1.0 2.4 ± 0.7 2.6 ± 0.6 0.036 0.5 0.104 0.7 0.336 0.3
 7. Reduce guilt and self-blame 1.7 ± 0.8 2.2 ± 0.7 2.3 ± 0.9 0.002 0.7 0.021 0.7 0.793 0.1
 8. To get support in crisis situations 2.6 ± 1.1 2.8 ± 0.9 2.8 ± 1.0 0.231 0.2 0.321 0.2 0.613 001
 9. Get help to cope with difficult feelings such as sadness, anxiety and anger 2.2 ± 1.0 2.4 ± 0.8 2.4 ± 0.7 0.183 0.2 0.563 0.2 1.000 0.0
 10. To reduce conflicts in the family related to difficulties with eating 2.1 ± 0.9 2.5 ± 0.8 2.6 ± 0.8 0.004 0.5 0.049 0.6 0.673 0.1
  1. a) Range: 1–4, the higher score the more fulfilled. Reply options: 1 = not at all, 2 = only to some extent, 3 = yes, mostly, 4 = yes, absolutely, b) 31 pairs, c) 12 pairs, d)18 pairs, e)paired samples t-tests, f)Cohen’s d (small: 0.2, medium: 0.5, large: 0.8)