Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa
Treatment readiness and motivation therapy
Phase phase 3
Sponsor St. Paul's Hospital, Canada
Start date June 2000
End date June 2006
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT00220662, BCM99-0177

Summary

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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Readiness and Motivation Scores Post-treatment and at 3-month and one-year follow-up
time frame:

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Psychiatric and eating disorder symptom severity Post-treatment and at 3-month and one-year follow-up
time frame:

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 45 years old.

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

Additional Information

Official title The Efficacy of Readiness and Motivation Therapy in Individuals With Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Principal investigator Josie Geller, Ph.D.
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.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2005.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by St. Paul's Hospital, Canada.