Swedish Body Project for Prevention of Eating Disorders (sBodyProject)

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Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 5, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2017
Linkoeping University
Oregon Research Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ata Ghaderi, Karolinska Institutet

Brief Summary:
Women in general and young girls in particular are constantly exposed to unhealthy body and appearance ideals through media that contribute to body dissatisfaction and unhealthy behaviors such as rigid dieting, which in interaction with genes and other factors increase the risk of developing eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The investigators aim is to investigate the extent to which an interactive prevention program, delivered through Internet, called the Swedish Body Project (sBody Project) can decrease the emergence of eating disorders among young females. The sBody Project is based on a "Dissonance-Based Intervention: (DBI)" that has shown very promising results. The adaptations and changes in the format of delivery accomplished in this study might help to disseminate the program on a broad basis, and consequently affect the health of young females on a much larger scale the ever before.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Eating Disorders Behavioral: Internet-based DBI Behavioral: Expressive writing Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 443 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Interactive Internet-based Program for Prevention of Eating Disorders on a Broad Basis
Study Start Date : September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Eating Disorders

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Internet-based DBI
Internet-based DBI, which consists of four interactive occasions, some homework assignments, and monitoring
Behavioral: Internet-based DBI
Participants will go through a four week interactive program that will improve body acceptance. Includes some homework assignments and monitoring.
Other Name: sBody Project

Placebo Comparator: Expressive writing
Expressive Writing (placebo/attention control) where participants write texts. This is the active control condition.
Behavioral: Expressive writing
Participants will be asked to reflect upon issues related to body image.

No Intervention: Waiting list
A wait-list control condition.Those in the wait-list condition will not receive any treatment until they have done the 6-month follow-up assessment.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in the occurrence of Eating disorder diagnosis [ Time Frame: 6 12, 18 and 24 months after the completed intervention that lasts 4 weeks ]
    Diagnostic interview to establish the diagnoses of eating disorders

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must have self-reported body dissatisfaction that is an established risk factor for the development of eating disorders.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those who meet the diagnostic criteria for any eating disorder diagnosis, body dysmorphic disorder, or other serious conditions (e.g., bipolar disorders, schizophrenia) that require psychiatric care will be excluded

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02567890

Karolinska Institutet
Solna, Sweden, 17177
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
Linkoeping University
Oregon Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Ata Ghaderi, PhD Karolinska Institutet

Additional Information:

Responsible Party: Ata Ghaderi, Professor, Karolinska Institutet Identifier: NCT02567890     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P14-0838:1
First Posted: October 5, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 8, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders