Pretorius, N. and Arcelus, J. and Beecham, J.K. and Hawson, H. and Doherty, F. and Eisler, I. and Gallagher, C. and Gowers, S. and Isaacs, G. and Johnson-Sabine, E. and Jones, A. and Newell, C. and Morris, J. and Richards, L. and Ringwood, S. and Rowlands, L. and Simic, M. and Treasure, J. and Waller, G. and Williams, C. and Yi, I. and Schmidt, U. (2009) Cognitive-behavioural therapy for adolescents with bulimic symptomatology: the acceptability and effectiveness of internet-based delivery. Behaviour Research and Thearpy, 47 (9). pp. 729-736. ISSN 0005-7967.
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Background: The evidence base for the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa (BN) is limited. Aims: To assess the feasibility, acceptability, and clinical outcomes of a web-based cognitive-behavioural (CBT) intervention for adolescents with bulimic symptomatology. Method: 101 participants were recruited from eating disorders clinics or from beat, a UK-wide eating disorders charity. The programme consisted of online CBT sessions (‘Overcoming Bulimia Online’), peer support via message boards, and email support from a clinician. Participants’ bulimic symptomatology and service utilisation were assessed by interview at baseline and at three and six months. Participants’ views of the treatment package were also determined. Results: Therewere significant improvements in eatingdisorder symptoms andservice contacts frombaseline to three months, whichwere maintained at six months. Participants’ views of the interventionwere positive. Conclusions: The intervention has the potential for use as a first step in the treatment of adolescents with bulimic symptomatology.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Bulimia Adolescents Cognitive-behavioural therapy Internet|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit|
|Depositing User:||Rosalyn Bass|
|Date Deposited:||02 Dec 2009 12:43|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2009 12:43|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20520 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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