Manualised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: Use of Treatment Modules in the ANTOP Study
AbstractStandardised treatment manuals facilitate therapy planning and enhance comparability for research purposes. Within the Anorexia Nervosa Treatment of Out Patients (ANTOP) study, the largest multisite outpatient intervention trial in anorexia nervosa (AN) to date, manualised enhanced cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT-E) was offered as one treatment modality. The manual consisted of 9 modules, of which Motivation, Nutrition, Formulation and Relapse Prevention were compulsory. Homework worksheets were provided, to ensure the transfer of therapeutic improvements to daily life. This study investigated the use of modules and worksheets in order to explore practice styles of trained therapists in the treatment of AN. This secondary analysis was based on log-sheets (n = 2604) CBT-E therapists completed after each session. Frequencies of modules and worksheets used across all sessions were calculated. Relationships, such as that between use of module and duration of illness, were examined. The most commonly used module was Motivation. In patients with longer illness duration, the module Self Esteem seemed to be particularly important. The worksheet Scales, balancing the pros and cons of AN, was prioritised by therapists. The results underline the importance of motivational work in the treatment of AN, including validating the ambivalence experienced by most AN patients. With increasing duration of illness, resource-oriented elements, such as self esteem stabilisation, should be of focus. View Full-Text
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Resmark, G.; Kennedy, B.; Mayer, M.; Giel, K.; Junne, F.; Teufel, M.; De Zwaan, M.; Zipfel, S. Manualised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: Use of Treatment Modules in the ANTOP Study. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 398.
Resmark G, Kennedy B, Mayer M, Giel K, Junne F, Teufel M, De Zwaan M, Zipfel S. Manualised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: Use of Treatment Modules in the ANTOP Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2018; 7(11):398.Chicago/Turabian Style
Resmark, Gaby; Kennedy, Brigid; Mayer, Maria; Giel, Katrin; Junne, Florian; Teufel, Martin; De Zwaan, Martina; Zipfel, Stephan. 2018. "Manualised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: Use of Treatment Modules in the ANTOP Study." J. Clin. Med. 7, no. 11: 398.
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