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Table 3 Unadjusted effect sizes between MBT-ED and SSCM-ED with 95 % confidence intervals

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

  6 months 12 months 18 months
Cohen’s d (95 % CI) Cohen’s d (95 % CI) Cohen’s d (95 % CI)
Eating Disorder Examination
 Eating Concern −0.12 (−0.74 to 0.49) 0.45 (−0.36 to 1.24) −0.16 (−1.23 to 0.92)
 Shape Concern −0.24 (−0.85 to 0.38) −0.40 (−1.20 to 0.40) −0.60 (−1.68 to 0.51)
 Weight Concern −0.10 (−0.72 to 0.51) −0.49 (−1.29 to 0.32) −0.65 (−1.74 to 0.47)
 Restraint −0.31 (−0.93 to 0.31) 0.25 (−0.55 to 1.04) 0.33 (−0.76 to 1.40)
 Global −0.22 (−0.84 to 0.39) −0.02 (−0.81 to 0.77) −0.23 (−1.30 to 0.85)
Zanarini Scale
 Global score −0.19 (−0.78 to 0.43) 0.05 (−0.74 to 0.84) −0.43 (−1.51 to 0.67)
Depression Anxiety Stress Scale
 Stress −0.78 (−1.41 to − 0.14) −0.21 (−1.02 to 0.62) −0.11 (−1.20 to 0.99)
 Anxiety −0.07 (−0.69 to 0.56) 0.26 (−0.54 to 1.05) −0.04 (−1.13 to 1.06)
 Depression −0.34 (−0.95 to 0.28) 0.19 (−0.60 to 0.98) 0.51 (−0.62 to 1.61)
World Health Organisation Quality of Life
 Physical health −0.15 (−0.76 to 0.46) −0.14 (−0.93 to 0.65) −1.18 (−2.35 to 0.03)
 Psychological Health −0.07 (−0.68 to 0.55) −0.13 (−0.92 to 0.66) −0.41 (−1.51 to 0.71)
 Social relationships 0.33 (−0.29 to 0.94) −0.10 (−0.89 to 0.69) −0.06 (−1.15 to 1.04)
 Environment −0.45 (−1.07 to 0.17) −0.37 (−1.17 to 0.43) −0.28 (−1.37 to 0.83)
Global Assessment of Functioning
 Total score −0.27 (−0.88 to 0.35) −0.07 (−0.86 to 0.72) −0.44 (−1.52 to 0.65)