Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders: a randomised cross-over pilot study

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dc.contributor.author Fogerty, Sarah en_US
dc.contributor.author Harris, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Zaslawski, Christopher en_US
dc.contributor.author Mcainch, Andrew en_US
dc.contributor.author Stojanovska, Lily en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:25:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T06:25:01Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000333 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fogerty Sarah et al. 2010, 'Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders: a randomised cross-over pilot study', Churchill Livingstone, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 233-240. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0965-2299 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13823
dc.description.abstract Objective This study examines the role of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders in female patients. Design A randomised cross-over study was used in this study. The two treatments phases were the private multi-disciplinary outpatient eating disorder facility in Melbourne, Australia, only (referred to as their treatment as usual) and a continuation of their treatment as usual supplemented by acupuncture. Participants Patients receiving treatment at a private multi-disciplinary outpatient eating disorder facility in Melbourne, Australia were asked to participate in the study. Nine consenting women (5 with Anorexia Nervosa, 4 with Bulimia Nervosa), aged (mean and SD) 23.7 (9.6) years, participated in the study. Main outcome measures The main outcome measure was the Eating Disorder Inventory-3. Secondary outcome measures were the Becks Depression Inventory-2, State Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Eating Disorder Quality of Life Scale. Results There was evidence that acupuncture improved the participants? Quality of Life as measured by the physical/cognitive and psychological components of the Eating Disorder Quality of Life scale. There was also evidence of decreases in anxiety (both State and Trait as measured by the State Trait Anxiety Intervention) and perfectionism (as measured by the Eating Disorder Inventory-3). Conclusion This pilot study shows potential of the benefit of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders particularly in the area of quality of life. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Churchill Livingstone en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2010.09.006 en_US
dc.title Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders: a randomised cross-over pilot study en_US
dc.parent Complementary Therapies In Medicine en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Edinburgh, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 233 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 240 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 110400 en_US
dc.personcode 0000065042 en_US
dc.personcode 0000065043 en_US
dc.personcode 930925 en_US
dc.personcode 0000065044 en_US
dc.personcode 0000065045 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Complementary and Alternative Medicine en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Acupuncture; Eating disorders; Anorexia Nervosa; Bulimia Nervosa en_US


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