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Table 6 CBT-based group internet interventions 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: Body satisfaction, body attitudes, shape concerns, dietary restraint (BSQ, BIAQ, DEBQ-R)
2 randomized trials not serious not serious not serious not serious none 2 RCTs for CBT-based group therapy with probable BN and high body dissatisfaction participants (in 1 pilot RCT: n = 19 face-to-face delivery and n = 21 internet-delivery [83]; in other RCT: n = 42 face-to-face delivery, n = 37 internet delivery, and n = 37 delayed treatment control [84]). Both face-to-face and internet delivery intervention groups showed large improvements in body dissatisfaction (BSQ, BIAQ scores) and dietary restraint (DEBQ-R). In the pilot study [83], no significant differences were found between face-to-face and internet-delivery modes at post-treatment and follow-up. In the full study [84], gains at post-treatment in face-to-face condition were greater than those in the internet group, but at 6-month follow-up generally gains made in both groups were no longer clearly different from each other.
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  2. RCTs – Gollings 2006 [83], Paxton 2007 [84]