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The Efficacy of Readiness and Motivation Therapy in Individuals With Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2004 by St. Paul's Hospital, Canada.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00220662
First Posted: September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Information provided by:
St. Paul's Hospital, Canada
  Purpose

This research examines the efficacy of a 5-session individual psychotherapy intervention designed to enhance readiness and motivation for change in individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorder not otherwise specified.

It is hypothesized that individuals randomly assigned to receive Readiness and Motivation Therapy (RMT) will have higher readiness and motivation scores and improved eating disorder and psychiatric symptomatology following the intervention than individuals assigned to a no-treatment control condition.


Condition Intervention Phase
Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Behavioral: Readiness and Motivation Therapy Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of Readiness and Motivation Therapy in Individuals With Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Further study details as provided by St. Paul's Hospital, Canada:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Readiness and Motivation Scores Post-treatment and at 3-month and one-year follow-up

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychiatric and eating disorder symptom severity Post-treatment and at 3-month and one-year follow-up

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2006
Detailed Description:
Readiness and motivation for change is a significant concern in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders, as evidenced by frequent treatment drop-out, refusal, and relapse. This research examines the efficacy of a 5-session intervention designed to enhance readiness and motivation for change in individuals with anorexia nervosa. A manualized treatment protocol of Readiness and Motivation therapy (RMT) has been developed. It is hypothesized that individuals randomly assigned to RMT will have improved readiness and motivation for change as assessed using the Readiness and Motivation Interview (RMI) at post-treatment, 3-month, and one-year follow-up than individuals assigned to a no treatment control condition. If RMT proves to be effective, it could be added to the menu of treatment options, to permit for better tailoring of treatment to client readiness for change.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • meet DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or eating disorder not otherwise specified

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute medical crisis
  • acute psychiatric crisis
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00220662


Locations
Canada, British Columbia
Eating Disorders Program, St. Paul's Hospital 1081 Burrard St.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z 1Y6
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Paul's Hospital, Canada
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Josie Geller, Ph.D. St. Paul's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry/University of British Columbia, Department of Psychiatry
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00220662     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BCM99-0177
First Submitted: September 16, 2005
First Posted: September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: July 2004

Keywords provided by St. Paul's Hospital, Canada:
anorexia nervosa
bulimia nervosa
readiness and motivation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anorexia
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia
Bulimia Nervosa
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Mental Disorders
Hyperphagia