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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the sample

From: The NOURISHED randomised controlled trial comparing mentalisation-based treatment for eating disorders (MBT-ED) with specialist supportive clinical management (SSCM-ED) for patients with eating disorders and symptoms of borderline personality disorder

   MBT-ED SSCM-ED Total
(N = 34) (N = 34) (N = 68)
Demographics Age, years (mean [SD]) 31.2 (9.8) 30.8 (10.0) 31.1 (9.9)
Gender, female (n [%]) 32 (94.1 %) 31 (91.2 %) 63 (92.7 %)
Ethnicity, white (n [%]) 28 (82.4 %) 29 (85.3 %) 57 (83.8 %)
Ever smoked (n [%]) 22 (64.7 %) 25 (73.5 %) 47 (69.1 %)
Years in education (mean [SD]) 19.9 (3.5) 19.0 (3.0) 19.4 (3.3)
Clinical Weight (kg) (mean [SD]) 69.41 (28.2) 63.16 (13.4) 66.23 (22.0)
BMI (mean, SD) 25.4 (11.4) 22.9 (4.5) 24.1 (8.6)
BMI 15–18.5 (n [%]) 6 (17.7 %) 5 (14.7 %) 11 (16.2 %)
BMI 18.6–24.9 (n [%]) 18 (52.9 %) 18 (52.9 %) 36 (52.9 %)
BMI >25 (n [%]) 10 (29.4 %) 11 (32.4 %) 21 (30.9 %)
Diagnosis anorexia nervosa (n [%]) 2 (5.9 %) 2 (5.9 %) 4 (5.9 %)
Diagnosis bulimia nervosa (n [%]) 22 (64.7 %) 21 (61.8 %) 43 (63.2 %)
Diagnosis binge eating disorder (n [%]) 2 (5.9 %) - 2 (2.9 %)
Diagnosis EDNOS (n [%]) 8 (23.5 %) 11 (32.4 %) 19 (27.9 %)
EDE global (mean [SD]) 4.40 (1.0) 4.23 (0.8) 4.31 (0.9)
EDE Eating Concern (mean [SD]) 3.54 (1.21) 3.47 (1.14) 3.51 (1.17)
EDE Shape Concern (mean [SD]) 5.09 (0.92) 4.83 (0.92) 4.96 (0.92)
EDE Weight Concern (mean [SD]) 4.71 (1.19) 4.56 (1.36) 4.64 (1.27)
ZAN-BPD (mean [SD]) 16.12 (6.3) 16.74 (6.0) 16.43 (6.1)
DASS-21 (mean [SD]) 26.3 (8.3) 29.18 (9.1) 27.76 (8.8)
EuroQol VAS (mean [SD])a 48.09 (20.9) 50.56 (19.9) 49.32 (20.3)
GAF (mean [SD])a 47.32 (6.3) 49.12 (6.5) 48.22 (6.4)
  1. BMI body mass index, EDNOS eating disorder not otherwise specified, EDE Eating Disorder Examination, DASS-21 Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale, GAF Global Assessment of Functioning, ZAN-BPD Zanarini Rating Scale for Borderline Personality Disorder
  2. aIndicates a higher value is a better outcome