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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants at pre-assessment (after daycare)

From: A randomised trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa after daycare treatment, including five-year follow-up

  ACT TAU χ 2 p Effect size OR [95 % CI]
N (%) N (%) ω
Sex 0 male 1 malea     
Diagnosis    0.57 .68 0.12 1.52 [0.49-4.73]
 AN 3 (12.5) 4 (21)     
 EDNOS 21 (87.5) 15 (79)     
Daycare    0.35 .56 0.09 1.38 [0.44-4.31]
 Nine weeks 8 (33.3) 8 (42.1)     
 Twelve weeks 16 (66.6) 11 (57.9)     
Marital status    5.11 .024 0.35 3.73 [1.12-12.44]
 Single 10 (43.5) 2 (11.1)     
 Living together 13 (56.5) 16 (88.9)     
Education    0.42 .71 0.1 1.43 [0.46-4.45]
 Lower 18 (75) 15 (83.3)     
 Higher 6 (25) 3 (16.7)     
Occupation    3.33 .19 0.28 n.a
 Working 10 (41.7) 3 (16.7)     
 Student 6 (25) 8 (44.4)     
 Not working 8 (33.3) 7 (38.9)     
  M(SD) M(SD) F p Cohen’s d [95 % CI]
Age 26.6(8.1) 24.6(5.8) 0.79 .38 0.29 [-1.81-2.38]
Lowest BMI ever 14.9(2.0) 14.5(2.1) 0.67 .42 0.20 [-0.40-0.80]
Highest BMI ever 21.8(3.4) 23.3(5.0) 3.84 .057 0.37 [-1.59-0.85]
Age first compensate 15.5(2.6) 14.2(5.8) 0.85 .36 0.31 [-0.95-1.57]
Age first diet 14.8(2.7) 13.8(4.6) 0.76 .39 0.28 [-0.79-1.35]
  1. aExclusion of the male participant did not change any comparisons
  2. ACT acceptance and commitment therapy, TAU treatment as usual, AN anorexia nervosa, EDNOS eating disorders not otherwise specified, BMI body mass index