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Table 1 Telehealth FBT for children and adolescents

From: The COVID-19 pandemic and eating disorders in children, adolescents, and emerging adults: virtual care recommendations from the Canadian consensus panel during COVID-19 and beyond

Certainty assessment Impact Certainty Importance
№ of studies Study design Risk of bias Inconsistency Indirectness Imprecision Other considerations
Outcomes: Weight gain
2 observational studies very seriousa,b not serious not serious not serious strong associationc 1 feasibility open trial [56] and 1 case report [57] with children with AN (total n = 11). Significant weight gain was achieved in both studies, from baseline to end of treatment and/or at follow-up.
MODERATE
CRITICAL
  1. aNo control condition
  2. bNo randomization
  3. cThe open trial [56] had moderate to large effect sizes for participant weight gain from baseline to end of treatment and from baseline to 6-month follow-up
  4. Bibliography:
  5. Observational studies: Open trial – Anderson 2017 [56]; Case report – Goldfield 2003 [57]