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Table 4 Carers' AESED scores by eating disorder diagnosis, co-morbidity, average number of contact hours a week and carers own eating problems (1st stage; n = 193)

From: Development and validation of the Accommodation and Enabling Scale for Eating Disorders (AESED) for caregivers in eating disorders

Variables Avoidance & M. Reassuranc S. Meal Ritual Control Family T. Blind Eye Overall AESED ECI-Negative FQ-CC FQ-EOI
Total sample 19.7
(9.8)
11.2
(7.8)
7.7
(7.1)
8.5
(4.5)
2.3
(3.5)
49.4
(23.3)
103.9
(36.6)
23.4
(5.5)
28.2
(4.4)
AN carers (N = 136) 19.9
(10)
11.3
(8.0)
8.1
(7.4)
8.9
(4.3)
1.7 (3.2) 49.8
(23.2)
103.1
(35.2)
23.4
(5.6)
28.5
(4.2)
BN carers
(N = 47)
19.0
(9.8)
10.9
(7.6)
6.1
(6.2)
7.3
(5.1)
4.2 (3.8) 47.2 (23.3) 110.3
(37.4)
23.3
(5.5)
27.4
(4.7)
p-value
(2-tailed)
n.s. n.s. n.s. 0.046 0.001 n.s. *n.s. *n.s. *n.s.
Co-
Morbidity+ (N = 87)
21.1
(9.6)
12.3
(7.8)
7.4
(7.2)
8.1
(4.7)
2.8
(3.6)
51.6
(22.6)
112.5
(34.6)
24.6
(5.6)
28.3
(4.6)
Non Co-
morbidity
(N = 62)
19.2
(9.1)
9.1
(6.7)
6.8
(6.3)
8.6
(4)
1.7
(3.1)
45.2
(20)
91.2
(36.9)
22.1
(5.5)
27.7
(4.2)
p-value
(2-tailed)
n.s. 0.018 n.s. n.s. 0.035 n.s. *0.001 *0.01 *n.s.
less 21 hours/w
(N = 70)
16.9
(9.1)
9.3
(7.9)
5.7
(6.2)
6.8
(4.8)
1.9
(3)
41.2
(21.2)
100.8
(33.2)
22.8
(5.6)
26.7
(4.3)
more 21 hours/w
(N = 106)
21.0
(10.3)
12.2
(7.6)
8.4
(7.2)
9.6
(4)
2.4
(3.5)
53.0
(23.6)
102.6
(38.4)
23.3
(5.3)
28.6
(4.2)
p-value
(2-tailed)
0.012 0.009 0.010 0.001 n.s. 0.005 *n.s. *n.s. *0.01
Mother
previous eating problem
++ (N = 47)
21.6
(9.9)
12.0
(7.8)
9.0
(8.4)
9.1
(4.4)
3.6
(3.7)
55.9
(22.9)
114.9
(31)
25
(5.5)
29.9
(3.9)
Mother without EP(N = 94) 19.5
(9.6)
10.2
(7.7)
5.8
(5.9)
8.0
(4.6)
1.6
(3)
44.6
(21.8)
100.5
(38)
22.6
(5.4)
27.5
(4.5)
p-value
(2-tailed)
n.s. n.s. 0.052 n.s. 0.002 0.032 *0.04 *0.02 *0.01
  1. Note. Data are shown as means (SD = standard deviation).
  2. Statistical comparison is shown between scores groups using the Mann-Whitney test.
  3. * Statistical comparison is shown between scores groups using the t-test.
  4. + Comorbidity-impulsive behaviours regard to alcohol abuse, illegal substances, self-harm or gambling
  5. ++Eating problem-their own lifetime history of eating problem (past/current obesity or anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa not diagnosed/diagnosed)