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Unformatted text preview: Also, after 4 weeks of treatment, frequency of purging (occurrences per week) and change in frequency of purging were assessed as potential predictors of outcome. Patients who reported no episodes of binge eating or purging for the 28 days prior to the end of treatment were considered to be treatment responders. Early improvement (ie, decrease) in the frequency of purging was found to be the best predictor of having a treatment response.1 Specifically, patients who reported no purging during the fourth week of treatment were more likely to become treatment responders than those who were still purging. Also, among those still purging at week 4, those who showed a reduction of at least 49% in purging frequency at week 4 were more likely to become treatment responders than those who did not....
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course PCO 4930 taught by Professor Neimeyer during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '09