Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Via a Smartphone Application on Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02130037|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2014 by Dr. Eitan Gur MD, Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : May 2, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2014
Background: research show that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective inreducing bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder's (BED) symptoms. Today, with the development of technology there are efforts being made for developinga treatment to these eating disorders threw the media, most of these attempts are based on the CBT method. The size of the effect that CBT given threw the internet has on BN and BED is still not entirely clear. Research presented today are mostly based on treatments that were given threw email or Skypeor an automatic self- help stage program. These researches show heterogenic results about the effect it had on eating disorders. In this research we aim to investigate the effect size that a CBT treatment threw a smartphone application that combines a clinician online reply and an automatic feedback in addition to astandard ones a week clinic treatment has on BN and BED symptoms frequency.
Methods: Our aim is to make a research using an application that treats that offers an automatic and human therapist and dietitian reply threw a similar application that is suited for them. A selected 40 BN or sub-threshold BN or BED patients, men and women ages 18-60 ,that will turn to the "Sheba eating disorder medical center" will include the research. Half of the participants will receive aCBT treatment threw a smartphone application along with astandardclinical treatment that includes ones a week session with a therapist and ones a week session with a dietitian and the other half will receive a standardclinic treatment alone. We will test the eating disorder symptoms using eating disorders questionnaires at the starting point, at the end of a six months treatment and six months after finishing the treatment.
Importance: This research will allow testing the need and benefit that a personal and direct patient- therapist connection has over a standardones a week meeting connection format. In addition, treating with a web application in the future might have a benefit of saving time spent on getting to the clinic, will allow to shorten the time of the session in the clinic and will save cost of the face to face treatment.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|B.E.D AND BULIMIA PATIENT SMARTPHONE OWNER BASIC ENGLISH SPEAKER||Behavioral: application Other: psychotherapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effect Size of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Via a Smartphone Application on Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms|
|Study Start Date :||May 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2015|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2015|
|Active Comparator: psychotherapy only||
standard psychotherapy for eating disorders
along standard psychotharpy we use a smartphone application that allows the patient to monitor her meals, behaviours, emotions and thoughts and to communicate them directly in real time to their therapists.
Other Name: recovery record
standard psychotherapy for eating disorders
- EDI-2 REDUCED SCORE [ Time Frame: BEFORE INTERVANTION, AFTER INTERVANTION, 6 MONTHES AFTER INTERVANTION ]
- EAT-26 REDUCED SCORES [ Time Frame: BEFORE INTERVANTION, AFTER INTERVANTION, 6 MONTHES AFTER INTERVANTION ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02130037
|Contact: eitan gur, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: nir ben - yohana, MAemail@example.com|
|Eating Disorder Dept.Sheba Medical Center Tel Hashomer||Recruiting|
|Ramat Gan, Tel Hashomer, Israel, 52621|
|Contact: EITAN GUR, MD +972-3-5305105 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: eitan gur, md|
|Principal Investigator:||EITAN GUR, MD||Director of the Eating Disorder Dept.Sheba Medical Center Tel Hashomer|
|Study Director:||NIR BEN YOHANA, MA||Eating Disorder Dept. Sheba Medical Center Tel Hashomer|
|Study Chair:||SHIR ZILBERSHTAIN, BA||Eating Disorder Dept.Sheba Medical Center Tel Hashomer|
|Study Chair:||MICHAL WOHL-LOTAN, PHD||Eating Disorder Dept. Sheba Medical Center Tel Hashomer|