To contemplate or not to contemplate evaluating a preliminary intervention proposal in an outpatient setting: the contemplation therapy group
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Purpose = The concept for the contemplation group intervention was derived from motivational interviewing (MI) to support people suffering from an eating disorder who are reluctant to engage with treatment. This evaluation focuses on the contemplation group run by the eating disorder services in the Cardiff and Vale area between 2012 and 2016 to investigate the outcomes for participants and implications for working with people suffering from an eating disorder who are ambivalent about change. Method = Quantitative measures were used to assess eating disorder symptomatology, motivation to change and location within the stages of change model. A brief qualitative evaluation of client experiences was also included. Results = While dropout was high, a number of patients displayed increased readiness for treatment at the end of the group or even started to engage in change-focussed therapy. Participants who completed the group described it as challenging but helpful. Conclusions = This evaluation shows that explorative contemplation of their ambivalence towards their eating disorder and treatment was helpful for the participants of the group and supported them in achieving more clarity and decisiveness regarding whether to engage in treatment or not. Further research is needed to evaluate long-term outcomes for patients who feel ambivalent towards treatment, and to explore what interventions can be used to help them. Evidence level = Level IV: Evidence obtained from multiple time series with or without the intervention
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity;
Sanford-Opatz, L., Woodward, D., O’Reilly, C., Brooks, E. and Limbert, C. (2018) 'To contemplate or not to contemplate evaluating a preliminary intervention proposal in an outpatient setting: the contemplation therapy group', Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, pp.1-10
Article published in Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity on 09 November 2018 available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-018-0610-2
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