Multi-Family Guided Self-Help FBT for Anorexia Nervosa

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Anorexia Nervosa+1 More
Multi-Family Guided Self-Help FBT - Behavioral
< 18
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This is a study testing whether an online Multifamily Guided Self-Help Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Anorexia Nervosa in adolescents aged 12 to 17 is acceptable and useful to families. This online Multifamily Guided Self-Help version of FBT consists of 12 weekly 60-minute telemedicine groups made up of parents from 4-5 families of young people with AN, coupled with access to an online guided self-help platform over the course of 6 months. The feasibility of online Guided Self-Help Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia is unknown, and the investigators hope to identify an adequate treatment for those who do not have access to in-person FBT.

Eligible Conditions

  • Anorexia Nervosa

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

5 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Assessed through the end of recruitment (about one year)

Assessed through the end of recruitment (about one year)
Recruitment Rate
Month 4
Eating Disorder Cognitions
Expected Body Weight
Month 4
Number of Treatment Sessions Attended
Treatment Acceptability as Measured by Helping Alliance Questionnaire
Treatment Acceptability as Measured by Therapy Suitability and Patient Expectancy questionnaire
Treatment Retention Rate

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Multifamily Guided Self-Help Family-Based Treatment (MF-GSH-FBT)
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

20 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Multi-Family Guided Self-Help FBT · No Placebo Group · N/A

Multifamily Guided Self-Help Family-Based Treatment (MF-GSH-FBT)
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Multi-Family Guided Self-Help FBT · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: assessed through the end of recruitment (about one year)
Closest Location: Stanford University · Palo Alto, CA
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1992First Recorded Clinical Trial
8 TrialsResearching Anorexia Nervosa
774 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Stanford UniversityLead Sponsor
2,130 Previous Clinical Trials
35,668,890 Total Patients Enrolled
13 Trials studying Anorexia Nervosa
1,175 Patients Enrolled for Anorexia Nervosa
Aileen Whyte, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorStanford University

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 18 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are between 12 and 17 years of age.
You have access to a computer with internet.
You meet the criteria for AN.\n
You are an adolescent with a body weight above 75% of the IBW.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.