Brief strategic therapy vs cognitive behavioral therapy for the inpatient and telephone-based outpatient treatment of binge eating disorder: The STRATOB randomized controlled clinical trial

Gianluca Castelnuovo, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Valentina Villa, Gian Luca Cesa, Enrico Molinari

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Abstract

This paper describes the results of the STRATOB (Systemic and STRATegic psychotherapy for OBesity) study, a two-arm randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) comparing Brief Strategic Therapy (BST, Nardone or Arezzo model) with the gold standard CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for the inpatient and telephone-based outpatient treatment of obese people with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) seeking treatment for weight reduction. Primary outcome measure of the randomized trial was change in the Global Index of the Outcome Questionnaire (OQ 45.2). Secondary outcome measures were BED remission (weekly binge episodes <2) and weight loss. Data were collected at baseline, at discharge from the hospital (c.a. 1 month after) and after 6 months from discharge. No significant difference between groups (BST vs CBT) was found in the primary outcome at discharge. However, a greater improvement was seen in the BST vs the CBT group (P 2 vs 63.3% in CBT group).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-37
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Binge-eating disorder - BED
  • Brief strategic therapy - BST
  • Clinical psychology
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy - CBT
  • Obesità
  • Psychotherapy
  • Telecare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Epidemiology

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