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Table 5 Internet-based MANTRA guided self-help for 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: BMI; Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21)
1 randomised trial not serious not serious not serious not serious none 1 feasibility RCT with AN participants (n = 24 internet-MANTRA +treatment as usual; n = 17 treatment as usual) [79]. At 6 months: little difference between iMANTRA group (internet-based self-help workbook + email support by therapist for AN relapse prevention) and treatment as usual group. At 12 months: iMANTRA group had a higher BMI than treatment as usual group, but confidence intervals were wide and overlapped with 0.
At 12 months, iMANTRA group had lower DASS-21 scores compared to treatment as usual group [79].
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  2. RCT – Schmidt 2017 [79]