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Chrysalis Day Program Body Mass Index Study

This study has been completed.
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Queen's University Identifier:
First received: September 9, 2005
Last updated: October 15, 2007
Last verified: September 2005
This is a study to determine if the approach taken to treat patients in the Chrysalis Day Hospital Program will favourably effect their health status as assessed by Body Mass Index (BMI)

Condition Intervention
Borderline Personality Disorder Eating Disorders Behavioral: Chrysalis Day Program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study on the Effects of a Personality Disorder Day Hospital Program on Clients Body Mass Index

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Further study details as provided by Queen's University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Mass Index at time of enrolling in programme and at leaving [ Time Frame: at entry and upon leaving the program ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • patient demographics relationship to outcome [ Time Frame: upon entry and exit from the program ]
  • programme changes and relation to outcome [ Time Frame: from start to the end of the study ]

Enrollment: 106
Study Start Date: October 2001
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Detailed Description:

As part of the Providence Continuing Care Center's continuing quality improvement initiatives this study is to more systematically evaluate the success of the Chrysalis Day Hospital Program in dealing with some features of eating disorders commonly experienced by its patients.

At intake all clients will be approached to give informed consent to participate. If they do consent they will have their height and weight recorded( if they request they will not be told their weight)as part of the usual intake process conducted by a dietician.

When clients exit the program they again will be approached to be weighed. The body mass index will be calculated and compared to admission values.

The Chrysalis Program is a unique day hospital approach to treating individuals with severe personality disorders (primarily Borderline)that views the eating disordered behaviour common to these clients as a symptom of many and by addressing core issues of affect dysregulation as well as psychoeducation about eating the eating problems will improve .


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clients of the Chrysalis Program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • clients of the Chrysalis Program who do not consent to the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00202215

Canada, Ontario
Providence Care Centre Mental Health Services
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 4X3
Sponsors and Collaborators
Queen's University
Principal Investigator: Stephen H McNevin, MD Queens University
  More Information

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00202215     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PDS002
Study First Received: September 9, 2005
Last Updated: October 15, 2007

Keywords provided by Queen's University:
Day hospital treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Personality Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 21, 2017