TRIANGLE is a multi-centre study, led by Professor Janet Treasure, which investigates transitions from intensive hospital treatment for anorexia nervosa (inpatient or day care) to home, so that in the future we can make these difficult periods less stressful for both patients and carers. The research aims to examine which level of information and support may be helpful to patients and their carers during treatment and following discharge. This research will help provide the NHS data to redesign future services to put money into aftercare support (post-discharge) for patients and their carers. The TRIANGLE trial is funded by the National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme (project ref number 14/68/09)
To take part patients must be:
Eligibility will be fully assessed by the hospital team.
If you decide to take part, your involvement in the project will last 18 months from when you are first recruited. A chance-related system will randomly allocate you to a study group where you will be asked to complete questionnaires throughout the 18 months (being paid £10 every 3 months, to a total of £60). Depending on the randomisation system, you will also receive access to our online platform either immediately or at the end of the 18 months. The platform has three components: a video library (including informational videos, role plays and interviews with recovered patients), anonymous therapeutic chat rooms for patients (MANTRA therapy) and carers (caring skills workshops) and guided self-help manuals designed specifically to support you when transitioning from hospital to the community. Regardless of which group you are allocated too, you will still receive support from your clinical team.
If you are interested in taking part (as an individual or as clinical service), contact the research team: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name of Authors: Katie Rowlands, Viviana Aya, Dan Willmott Affiliation: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London Website: triangle.slam.nhs.uk