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A randomised trial investigating guided self-help to reduce perfectionism and its impact on bulimia nervosa: a pilot study.
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PMID:  19007923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate reducing perfectionism as a potential treatment target for individuals with Bulimia Nervosa (BN). METHOD: Forty-eight individuals meeting DSM-IV criteria for BN or eating disorder - not otherwise specified with binge eating [objective or subjective] or purging at least once per week were recruited. Participants were randomly assigned to receive 8 sessions of manual-based guided self-help (GSH) over a 6-week period that was focused on either cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for perfectionism, CBT for BN, or a placebo. Individuals were assessed at baseline, pre-treatment, post-treatment and at six-month follow-up on 12 outcome variables, including diagnostic criteria and psychological variables. RESULTS: There was no significant change in any of the outcome variables over a 6-week no-treatment period but at post-treatment and 6-month follow-up there were significant main effects of time for 10 and 8 outcome variables respectively, suggesting that all groups reported significant reductions in bulimic symptomatology and related psychopathology at post-treatment and follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: These findings show potential for the use of novel interventions in GSH for BN.
Anna L Steele; Tracey D Wade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2008-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behaviour research and therapy     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1873-622X     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Res Ther     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-21     Completed Date:  2009-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372477     Medline TA:  Behav Res Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1316-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Bulimia Nervosa / psychology*,  therapy
Cognitive Therapy
Compulsive Personality Disorder / psychology*,  therapy
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Pilot Projects
Self Care
Self Concept
Young Adult

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