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Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2013 Jul;21(4):315-22. doi: 10.1002/erv.2235. Epub 2013 May 16.

The use of guided self-help incorporating a mobile component in people with eating disorders: a pilot study.

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  • 1Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, SE5 8AF London, UK.



The aim of this pilot study was to test the acceptability and benefit of a guided self-help intervention incorporating a mobile component in eating disorders (EDs).


Eighteen people with Anorexia Nervosa and eleven people with Bulimia Nervosa were included in the study for 3 weeks and self-report and behavioural assessments were made before and after the intervention which included 10 video clips, a manual, and limited guidance.


The most reported positive comment associated with the use of the vodcasts was the increased awareness about the illness. Adherence was good (29/31 subjects completed). A medium sized increase in Body Mass Index was found in participants with Anorexia Nervosa, and significantly lowered EDs and mood symptoms (effect size range = 0.72/1.35), and improvement in cognitive flexibility were reported post-intervention.


A guided self-help intervention incorporating a mobile component was both acceptable and associated with symptom change in people with EDs.

Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

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