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Title: Which elements in the treatment of eating disorders are necessary 'ingredients' in the recovery process? A comparison between the patient's and therapist's view
Authors: Vanderlinden, Johan ×
Buis, H
Pieters, Guido
Probst, Michel #
Issue Date: Sep-2007
Publisher: J. Wiley
Series Title: European Eating Disorders Review vol:15 issue:5 pages:357-365
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Little is known about which therapeutic 'ingredients' in the treatment of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED)) are needed for recovery. Remarkably, most studies on this topic have neglected the patient's view. METHOD: In this study, a large sample of eating disorder patients (n = 132) was invited to evaluate which elements in the treatment they consider to be helpful and effective in their recovery process. These results were compared to the view of 49 eating disorder experts. RESULTS: Following the patient's view, 'improving self-esteem', 'improving body experience' and 'learning problem solving skills', were considered as core elements in their treatment. No major differences were found between the different patient samples when comparing the patient's and therapist's view. DISCUSSION: The findings suggest that therapists and patients share more or less the same view about the basic and effective elements in the treatment.
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ISSN: 1072-4133
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Adapted Physical Activity and Psychomotor Rehabilitation
Onderzoeksgroep psychodiagnostiek en psychopathologie (-)
University Centre Sint Jozef (-)
Research Group Psychiatry
× corresponding author
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