Adapted motivational interviewing for women with binge eating disorder: A randomized controlled trial

TitleAdapted motivational interviewing for women with binge eating disorder: A randomized controlled trial
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCassin, SE, von Ranson, KM, Heng, K, Brar, J, Wojtowicz, AE
JournalPsychology of Addictive Behaviors
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0893-164X1939-1501
Accession Number2008-11981-011. First Author & Affiliation: Cassin, Stephanie E.
KeywordsBinge Eating, binge eating disorder, binge-eating disorder, eating disorders, motivational enhancement therapy, motivational interviewing, Psychotherapy, Randomized controlled trial

In this randomized controlled trial, 108 women with binge-eating disorder (BED) recruited from the community were assigned to either an adapted motivational interviewing (AMI) group (1 individual AMI session + self-help handbook) or control group (handbook only). They were phoned 4, 8, and 16 weeks following the initial session to assess binge eating and associated symptoms (depression, self-esteem, quality of life). Postintervention, the AMI group participants were more confident than those in the control group in their ability to change binge eating. Although both groups reported improved binge eating, mood, self-esteem, and general quality of life 16 weeks following the intervention, the AMI group improved to a greater extent. A greater proportion of women in the AMI group abstained from binge eating (27.8% vs. 11.1%) and no longer met the binge frequency criterion of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., text rev.; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) for BED (87.0% vs. 57.4%). AMI may constitute a brief, effective intervention for BED and associated symptoms. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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