Aggression Regulation in Day Treatment of Eating Disorders: Two-Centre RCT of a Brief Body and Movement-Oriented Intervention

Cees Boerhout*, Marte Swart, Marjon Voskamp, Nadine A. C. Troquete, Jooske T. van Busschbach, Hans W. Hoek

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    Abstract

    ObjectiveThe objective is to evaluate a body and movement-oriented intervention on aggression regulation, specifically aimed towards reducing anger internalization in patients with an eating disorder.

    MethodPatients were randomized to treatment-as-usual (TAU) plus the intervention (n=38) or to TAU only (n=32). The intervention was delivered by a psychomotor therapist. TAU consisted of multidisciplinary day treatment (3-5days per week during 3-9months). Anger coping (Self-Expression and Control Scale) and eating pathology (Eating Disorder Examination-Self-report Questionnaire) were measured at baseline and follow-up. Differences between pre-intervention and post-intervention scores were tested by using repeated measures ANOVA.

    ResultsThe intervention group showed a significantly larger decrease of anger internalization than the control group ((2)=0.16, p=0.001). Both groups showed a significant reduction in eating pathology, but differences between groups were not significant.

    DiscussionA body and movement-oriented therapy seems a viable add-on for treating anger internalization in patients with an eating disorder. Copyright (c) 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)52-59
    Number of pages8
    JournalEuropean eating disorders review
    Volume25
    Issue number1
    Early online date16-Nov-2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan-2017

    Keywords

    • eating disorders
    • body-oriented
    • psychomotor therapy
    • anger
    • aggression
    • PHYSICAL-THERAPY INTERVENTIONS
    • EXAMINATION-QUESTIONNAIRE
    • EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION
    • ANOREXIA-NERVOSA
    • ANGER EXPRESSION
    • SELF
    • PSYCHOTHERAPY
    • PERSONALITY
    • RECOGNITION
    • MODEL

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