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The aim of this study was to determine whether information obtained from measures of motor performance taken from birth to 4 years of age predicted motor and cognitive performance of children once they reached school age. Participants included 33 children aged from 6 years to 11 years and 6 months who had been assessed at ages 4 months to 4 years using the(More)
OBJECTIVE Treatments in anorexia nervosa (AN) have not been wholly effective and, accordingly, practices need to be reviewed. The recovery model is an approach to treatment that has become a guiding principle for mental health policy worldwide that might provide promise for AN treatment. The model has received much attention in recent years; however, there(More)
Low motivation to change and low self-efficacy have been associated with poorer outcome in anorexia nervosa (AN). There is evidence to suggest that sharing personal accounts of successful recovery with patients might improve motivation as well as helplessness and hopeless-ness associated with recovery, providing an important resource for sufferers. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Emerging evidence suggests that changes in quality of life (QoL) predicts later changes in eating disorder (ED) symptoms. The objective of this study was to explore individual sufferers' perspectives on the influence of QoL on the onset, maintenance, and/or remission of ED symptoms. METHOD 19 women from the community with a history of eating(More)
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a difficult to treat mental illness associated with low motivation for change. Despite criticisms of the transtheoretical stages of change model, both generally and in the eating disorders (EDs), this remains the only model to have been applied to the understanding of motivation to recover from AN. The aim of this pilot study was to(More)
Motivation in anorexia nervosa (AN) has been almost exclusively measured using the Transtheoretical Model of Change, despite criticisms of this model. In other areas of psychology, alternative models have been proposed to explain motivation. In Health Psychology, the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) is a widely used and supported model. The aim of the(More)
This book aims to provide a current review of established treatment options and prognostic issues in eating disorders. This is a multi-authored, easy-to-read book with contributions from leading international researchers. The book provides a broad approach to eating disorders with chapters focussing on anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge(More)
There is no consensus as how best to define and measure recovery from anorexia nervosa (AN). Definitions of recovery vary vastly between studies, making them difficult to compare. This has been identified as a major barrier in the field. The aim of the current study was to explore how best to define and measure recovery according to expert researchers and(More)
Deficits in episodic memory, related to medial temporal lobe dysfunction, are a core component of schizophrenia. Rey's Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) is one of the most widely used neuropsychological memory tasks in clinical practice but normative data are limited. Over the last 15 years, the RAVLT has been used to assess verbal episodic memory(More)
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