Predictors of early change in bulimia nervosa after a brief psychoeducational therapy

Fernando Fernàndez-Aranda, Eva M. Álvarez-Moya, Cristina Martínez-Viana, Isabel Sànchez, Roser Granero, Eva Penelo, Laura Forcano, Eva Peñas-Lledó

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Abstract

We aimed to examine baseline predictors of treatment response in bulimic patients. 241 seeking-treatment females with bulimia nervosa completed an exhaustive assessment and were referred to a six-session psychoeducational group. Regression analyses of treatment response were performed. Childhood obesity, lower frequency of eating symptomatology, lower body mass index, older age, and lower family's and patient's concern about the disorder were predictors of poor abstinence. Suicidal ideation, alcohol abuse, higher maximum BMI, higher novelty seeking and lower baseline purging frequency predicted dropouts. Predictors of early symptom changes and dropouts were similar to those identified in longer CBT interventions. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-808
JournalAppetite
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Outcome
  • Predictors
  • Psychoeducation
  • Therapy

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