Cognitive-behavioural therapy for adolescents with bulimic symptomatology: the acceptability and effectiveness of internet-based delivery

Pretorius, N. and Arcelus, Jon and Beecham, Jennifer and Hawson, H. and Doherty, F. and Eisler, Ivan and Gallagher, C. and Gowers, S. and Isaacs, G. and Johnson-Sabine, Eric and Jones, Amanda L. and Newell, Christine A. and Morris, J. and Richards, Lorna and Ringwood, S. and Rowlands, L. and Simic, M. and Treasure, Janet and Waller, G. and Williams, Craig A. and Yi, Irene and Schmidt, Ulrike (2009) Cognitive-behavioural therapy for adolescents with bulimic symptomatology: the acceptability and effectiveness of internet-based delivery. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47 (9). pp. 729-736. ISSN 0005-7967. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2009.05.006

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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: 04 Jul 2014 09:18
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20520 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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