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A Randomized Clinical Trial of an Identity Intervention Programme for Women with Eating Disorders.
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PMID:  23015537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: Findings of a randomized trial of an identity intervention programme (IIP) designed to build new positive self-schemas that are separate from other conceptions of the self in memory as the means to promote improved health in women diagnosed with eating disorders are reported. METHOD: After baseline data collection, women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa were randomly assigned to IIP (n = 34) or supportive psychotherapy (SPI) (n = 35) and followed at 1, 6, and 12 months post-intervention. RESULTS: The IIP and supportive psychotherapy were equally effective in reducing eating disorder symptoms at 1 month post-intervention, and changes were stable through the 12-month follow-up period. The IIP tended to be more effective in fostering development of positive self-schemas, and the increase was stable over time. Regardless of baseline level, an increase in the number of positive self-schemas between pre-intervention and 1-month post-intervention predicted a decrease in desire for thinness and an increase in psychological well-being and functional health over the same period. DISCUSSION: A cognitive behavioural intervention that focuses on increasing the number of positive self-schemas may be central to improving emotional health in women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
Authors:
Karen Farchaus Stein; Colleen Corte; Ding-Geng Din Chen; Ushapoorna Nuliyalu; Jeffrey Wing
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1099-0968     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436977     Medline TA:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
Affiliation:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. karenf_stein@urmc.rochester.edu.
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