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Clinical Trial Details

Online eTherapy Program for Individuals with Bulimia Nervosa

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Trial Information

Broad Health Condition Mental Health

Specific Health ConditionEating disorders

Trial FocusTreatment

Recruitment statusActive, not recruiting

Recruitment Details
Recruitment State

Anticipated date of first participant enrolment15/06/2019

Anticipated date of last participant enrolment15/06/2019

Phase of TrialNot Applicable

Has the study received ethics approval?Further information iconApproved

Trial summary

The study will evaluate the effectiveness of a new interactive online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program for individuals who experience difficulty with binge eating, named Binge Eating eTherapy or BEeT. BEeT consists of ten, one-hour interactive, multi-media sessions with all core components of CBT demonstrated effective in eating disorders, including establishing regular eating according to the “three-hour rule” and self-monitoring, thought challenging and feared food exposure. The study will examine whether engaging with BEeT results in a significant decrease in individuals' binge eating and compensatory behaviours and if there are any added benefits for patients who receive low intensity, face-to-face support from a healthcare professional whilst using BEeT. It is expected that individuals who receive support and guidance whilst engaging with BEeT will show a better treatment response than those who independently use BEeT. 

Key inclusion criteria

• Greater than or equal to 16 years of age
• Meets DSM-5 criteria for bulimia nervosa (BN; purging or non-purging type): engaged in objective binge episodes and inappropriate compensatory behaviours (inclusive of vomiting, excessive laxative or diuretic use, extreme exercise or severe dietary restriction) at least once per week in the preceding 28-days from when questionnaire was taken. 
• BMI greater than or equal to 19
• Access to internet

Minimum age16 Years

GenderBoth males and females

Can Healthy volunteers participate?No

Key exclusion criteria

• Currently engaged in ongoing CBT treatment 
• Non-proficient English speakers
• Presence of serious medical instability
• Active suicidality or self-harm behaviours
• Severe psychiatric conditions that would interfere with treatment (e.g., psychosis)
• Pregnant or breast-feeding
Contact details and further information

Sponsor Primary Sponsor Type: University
Primary Sponsor Name: InsideOut Institute of Eating Disorders within the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney
Primary Sponsor Address: Level 2, The Charles Perkins Centre, D17 The University of Sydney Johns Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road) Camperdown NSW 2006
Primary Sponsor Country: Australia

Trial IDACTRN12619000123145


Contact person for information and recruitmentMs
Sarah Barakat
InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders Level 2, The Charles Perkins Centre, D17 The University of Sydney Johns Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Road) Camperdown NSW 2006 The University of Sydney
+61 422047689

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