Rosalyn Griffiths

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OBJECTIVE The degree to which patients with anorexia nervosa demonstrate readiness to recover from their illness has received scant theoretical or empirical attention. Investigating the prevalence and degree of amotivation for recovery in anorexia nervosa, its role in outcome, and the effectiveness of interventions designed to enhance readiness to recover(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate attentional biases for body shape and weight-related stimulus words among subjects with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and control subjects classified using a measure of dietary restraint. METHODS A visual probe detection task was used to assess attention toward stimulus words reflecting either a thin or a large physique and(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical effectiveness of group and individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for bulimia nervosa (BN) was compared. METHOD Sixty BN patients from hospitals and general practitioners in Sydney, Australia, were allocated randomly to group or individual CBT. Forty-four completed treatment (n = 22 in group CBT and n = 22 in individual CBT).(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to ascertain the most appropriate measure of self-esteem for dieting disordered patients, this study contrasted the construct and convergent validities of two widely used measures. In addition, dieting disordered subgroups were compared on levels of self-esteem. METHOD One hundred and seventeen male and female patients diagnosed with(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper illustrates the importance of conducting an initial and ongoing psychiatric assessment of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome in order to diagnose dieting disorders. The diagnostic issues and management problems of three case vignettes, two with anorexia nervosa and one with bulimia nervosa, are described. METHOD The treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper investigates compulsory treatment under guardianship legislation for 15 anorexia nervosa patients admitted to four eating disorders units in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, between 1991 and 1994. METHODS A retrospective follow-up was conducted. This involved an analysis of sociodemographic, clinical, eating and weight history, and(More)
OBJECTIVE How widespread is the desire for thinness among preadolescent Australian children and are there gender differences? METHOD Two hundred forty-four children from Grades 3 to 6 completed the children's version of the Eating Attitudes Test (ChEAT), reported whether they had ever wanted to be thinner or tried to lose weight, and selected pictures(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was conducted to extend prior research on attention toward food and body weight and shape-related stimuli in women with eating disorders. METHOD A modified Stroop color-naming task was completed by women with anorexia nervosa and by control females subdivided on a measure of dietary restraint. Eating disorder-relevant word(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is an Australian health priority area causing considerable levels of disability. We report 90-day outcomes for a cohort of acute stroke patients in New South Wales (NSW), Australia prior to randomization to a large cluster randomized controlled trial (CRCT), the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) trial. AIMS This paper describes(More)
244 Australian schoolchildren aged between 8 and 12 years indicated their current and ideal body sizes by means of Collins' pictorial figures. Children's height and weight were also measured. Body-mass indices were calculated from these data, and percentile ranks estimated according to international reference data. Consistent with Collins' findings, 39% of(More)