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ERIC Number: EJ859895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0022-006X
Competitive Memory Training (COMET) for Treating Low Self-Esteem in Patients with Eating Disorders: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Korrelboom, Kees; de Jong, Martie; Huijbrechts, Irma; Daansen, Peter
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v77 n5 p974-980 Oct 2009
This study evaluates a short stepwise cognitive-behavioral intervention for the treatment of low self-esteem in patients with eating disorders. Competitive memory training (COMET) for low self-esteem is based on insights and findings from experimental psychology. A total of 52 patients with eating disorders and low self-esteem were treated with COMET in a routine mental health center in addition to their regular treatment. These patients were randomized to receive 8 weeks of COMET + therapy as usual (TAU) or to receive TAU only. Differential effects in favor of COMET + TAU were found for 2 indexes of self-esteem and for 1 index of depressive mood. Shortcomings of this study and possible clinical implications are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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