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Table 10 Unguided caregiver self-help using web-based and/or pre-recorded videos focused on psychoeducation and communication skills for caregivers of emerging adults

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: accommodation and enabling scale for EDs; caregiver burden
1 randomized trial not serious not serious not serious not serious none 1 feasibility RCT with caregivers for AN and BN emerging adults (n = 23 caregivers in web-based intervention; n = 27 caregivers in workshop intervention) [110]. Positive experiences were reported in both interventions. From baseline to end of intervention, small between-group effect sizes were observed for changes in Caregiver Accommodation and Enabling Scale for EDs, favouring the web-based intervention.
HIGH
CRITICAL
Changes in caregiver burden favoured the workshop intervention rather than the web-based intervention [110].
1 randomized trial not serious not serious not serious not serious none 1 RCT with caregivers for AN, atypical AN, BN, atypical BN, and EDNOS emerging adults (n = 147 DVD video training intervention; n = 138 control) [111]. Caregivers’ accommodating behaviours (accommodation and enabling scale for EDs) were not reduced by the DVD intervention.
HIGH
CRITICAL
Caregivers’ burden and psychological distress were more reduced by the DVD intervention than control [111].
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  2. RCTs – Dimitropoulos 2019 [110], Quadflieg 2017 [111]