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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.
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.
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]