Sarah Jane Perkins

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OBJECTIVE To date no trial has focused on the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of family therapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) guided self-care in adolescents with bulimia nervosa or eating disorder not otherwise specified. METHOD Eighty-five adolescents with(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive-behavioural self-care is advocated as a first step in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. AIMS To examine the effectiveness of a CD-ROM-based cognitive-behavioural intervention in bulimia nervosa and eating disorder not otherwise specified (NOS) (bulimic type) in a routine setting. METHOD Ninety-seven people with bulimia nervosa or(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid access chest pain clinics have facilitated the early diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary heart disease and angina. Despite this important service provision, coronary heart disease continues to be under-diagnosed and many patients are left untreated and at risk. Recent advances in imaging technology have now led to the(More)
The study was designed to extend our understanding of illness perceptions in patients with bulimia nervosa (BN). Seventy-eight participants with BN or BN-type Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS-BN) completed the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) (Moss-Morris et al., 2002). Clinical variables were also assessed. Participants(More)
UNLABELLED REASON FOR THE STUDY: Little is known about how motivation to change evolves over the course of an eating disorder. The present study compared 'stage of change' and motivation, confidence and readiness to change in two groups of patients with bulimia nervosa (BN), adolescents with a short duration of illness and adults with a long duration of(More)
The majority of people experiencing myocardial infarction and attending cardiac rehabilitation are male and the outcome of rehabilitation is better for men. However, there is a lack of qualitative exploration of how men experience myocardial infarction and cardiac rehabilitation, which this study aims to address. Ten men who had recently had a myocardial(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between eating disorders (ED) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is poorly understood. We wanted to determine the prevalence of IBS in a large sample of eating disordered individuals, examine the timing of onset of these disorders and assess whether there are any predictors of IBS symptoms in ED sufferers. METHODS Participants(More)
BACKGROUND Although the use of family therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa is well established, there has been limited research into the efficacy of family therapy in adolescents with bulimia nervosa (BN). No previous research has investigated why individuals with BN do or do not involve their parents in treatment. This is an exploratory study(More)
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