Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders: a randomised cross-over pilot study

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dc.contributor.author Fogerty, S
dc.contributor.author Harris, D
dc.contributor.author Zaslawski, CJ
dc.contributor.author McAinch, A
dc.contributor.author Stojanovska, L
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:25:01Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Complementary Therapies In Medicine, 2010, 18 (6), pp. 233 - 240
dc.identifier.issn 0965-2299
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13823
dc.description.abstract Objective This study examines the role of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders in female patients. Design A randomised cross-over study was used in this study. The two treatments phases were the private multi-disciplinary outpatient eating disorder facility in Melbourne, Australia, only (referred to as their treatment as usual) and a continuation of their treatment as usual supplemented by acupuncture. Participants Patients receiving treatment at a private multi-disciplinary outpatient eating disorder facility in Melbourne, Australia were asked to participate in the study. Nine consenting women (5 with Anorexia Nervosa, 4 with Bulimia Nervosa), aged (mean and SD) 23.7 (9.6) years, participated in the study. Main outcome measures The main outcome measure was the Eating Disorder Inventory-3. Secondary outcome measures were the Becks Depression Inventory-2, State Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Eating Disorder Quality of Life Scale. Results There was evidence that acupuncture improved the participants Quality of Life as measured by the physical/cognitive and psychological components of the Eating Disorder Quality of Life scale. There was also evidence of decreases in anxiety (both State and Trait as measured by the State Trait Anxiety Intervention) and perfectionism (as measured by the Eating Disorder Inventory-3). Conclusion This pilot study shows potential of the benefit of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders particularly in the area of quality of life.
dc.publisher Churchill Livingstone
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.ctim.2010.09.006
dc.title Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of eating disorders: a randomised cross-over pilot study
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Complementary Therapies In Medicine
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 18
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Edinburgh, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 233 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 240 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
dc.personcode 930925
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Complementary and Alternative Medicine en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Acupuncture; Eating disorders; Anorexia Nervosa; Bulimia Nervosa en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Cities
dc.description.keywords Conservation of Natural Resources
dc.description.keywords Environmental Monitoring
dc.description.keywords Residence Characteristics
dc.description.keywords International Cooperation
dc.description.keywords Developing Countries
dc.description.keywords Facility Design and Construction
dc.description.keywords Urban Health
dc.description.keywords Policy Making
dc.description.keywords Global Warming
dc.description.keywords Acupuncture
dc.description.keywords Acupuncture
dc.description.keywords Eating disorders
dc.description.keywords Eating disorders
dc.description.keywords Anorexia Nervosa
dc.description.keywords Anorexia Nervosa
dc.description.keywords Bulimia Nervosa
dc.description.keywords Bulimia Nervosa
dc.description.keywords Acupuncture
dc.description.keywords Eating disorders
dc.description.keywords Anorexia Nervosa
dc.description.keywords Bulimia Nervosa
dc.description.keywords Acupuncture
dc.description.keywords Eating disorders
dc.description.keywords Anorexia Nervosa
dc.description.keywords Bulimia Nervosa
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of Medical and Molecular Sciences


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