The maudsley model of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa: A qualitative evaluation of parent-to-parent consultation

Paul Rhodes*, Jac Brown, Sloane Madden

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    Abstract

    This article describes the qualitative analysis of a randomized control trial that explores the use of parent-to-parent consultations as an augmentation to the Maudsley model of family-based treatment for anorexia. Twenty families were randomized into two groups, 10 receiving standard treatment and 10 receiving an additional parent-to-parent consultation. Parents of all families were interviewed regarding their experience of treatment and transcripts were analyzed with the assistance of QSR N-Vivo. Parents described parent-to-parent consultations as an intense emotional experience that helped them to feel less alone, to feel empowered to progress, and to reflect on changes in family interactions. These results suggest that parent-to-parent consultations are seen as a useful augmentation to the Maudsley model of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)181-192
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of marital and family therapy
    Volume35
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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