Remote treatment of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder: A randomized trial of Internet-assisted cognitive behavioural therapy
2007 (English)In: Behaviour Research and Therapy, ISSN 0005-7967, Vol. 45, no 4, 649-661 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present study investigated the efficacy of self-help based on cognitive behaviour therapy in combination with Internet support in the treatment of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. After confirming the diagnosis with an in-person interview, 73 patients were randomly allocated to treatment or a waiting list control group. Treated individuals showed marked improvement after 12 weeks of self-help compared to the control group on both primary and secondary outcome measures. Intent-to-treat analyses revealed that 37% (46% among completers) had no binge eating or purging at the end of the treatment and a considerable number of patients achieved clinically significant improvement on most of the other measures as well. The results were maintained at the 6-month follow-up, and provide evidence to support the continued use and development of self-help programmes. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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2007. Vol. 45, no 4, 649-661 p.
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38367DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2006.06.010Local ID: 43925OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-38367DiVA: diva2:259216