publication . Article . 2004

What factors influence failure to engage in a supervised self‐help programme for bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder?

Lorraine Bell; Kathryn Newns;
  • Published: 27 Apr 2004 Journal: European Eating Disorders Review, volume 12, pages 178-183 (issn: 1072-4133, eissn: 1099-0968, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
The study investigated factors influencing failure to engage among a group of bulimic and binge eating disordered clients referred to a supervised self-help programme. A total of 125 patients referred to a supervised self-help programme for people with bulimia and binge eating disorder were grouped into those who were seen in treatment (n = 85), and those who failed to engage i.e. did not attend their initial appointment (n = 40). Diagnosis, age, gender and waiting times of the two groups were compared. Diagnosis, age and gender were not significantly different between the two groups. The only significant factor measured was the length of time that they had wait...
Medical Subject Headings: education
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