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Table 1 Characteristics of studies included in the metasynthesis

From: “Finding my own identity”: a qualitative metasynthesis of adult anorexia nervosa treatment experiences

Source paper Year Country setting Sample: size (N), age (years),
%Female(F) /male (M)
Treatment type Treatment focus Recruitment Data collection
(OESSI = open-ended semi-structured interview)
Data analysis
Darcy et al. [50] 2010 USA N = 24
19 – 52 years
F = 100%
IP, OP Unspecified Community sources and online OESSI and structured self-reported ED questionnaires TA
Eli [37] 2014 Israel N = 13
18 – 38 years
F = 92%, M = 8%
IP Unspecified Community sources, online, treatment settings OESSI—narrative: sensory experience and meaning making IPA
Fox and Diab [46] 2015 UK N = 6
19–50 years
F = 100%
IP > 2 psychological therapies Two eating disorder services OESSI IPA
Gulliksen et al,. [42] 2012 Norway N = 38
18–51 years
F = 100%
IP, OP Unspecified Treatment settings OESSI GT
Gulliksen et al. [7] 2015 Norway N = 34
18–51 years
F = 100%
IP, OP Unspecified Treatment settings OESSI GT
Hannon et al. [45] 2017 UK N = 5
23–30 years
F = 100%
OP AN Intensive Treatment Team model: intensive community-based care (> 2 years) Treatment settings Semi-structured interviews IPA
Lose et al. [47] 2014 UK N = 15
Age: 20 + years
F: N/A
OP MANTRA or SSCM MOSAIC RCT site [34] OESSI: on experiences of MOSAIC TA
Rance et al. [38] 2017 UK N = 12
18–50 years
F = 100%
IP, OP Cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive analytic therapy, psychodynamic therapy and integrative therapy Online, ED service OESSI TA
Ross and Green [39] 2011 UK N = 2
Age: 18 + years
F = 100%
IP Psychodynamic inpatient treatment ED service OESSI TA
Sly et al. [48] 2014 UK N = 8
18–34 years
F = 100%
IP Treatment current ED service OESSI developed with themes from review of literature IPA
Stockford et al. [41] 2018 UK N = 6 33–48 years. F = 100% OP Unspecified ED service OESSI IPA
Smith et al. [40] 2016 UK N = 21
18–41 years
F = 100%
IP Treatment current ED service OESSI TA
Wright and Hacking [49] 2012 UK N = 6
21– 44 years
F = 100%
IP, OP Outpatient day program treatment current ED service OESSI TA
Zainal et al. [43] 2016 UK N = 148
Aged 20 + years
F = 98%; M = 2%
OP MANTRA [35] or SSCM [36] ED service Self-report questionnaires/feedback forms
Collected 12 months post treatment
TA
  1. IP inpatient, OT outpatient, GT grounded theory, IPA interpretative phenomenological analysis, TA thematic analysis