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Authors: Kolar, David R.
Bürger, Arne
Hammerle, Florian
Jenetzky, Ekkehart
Title: Aversive tension of adolescents with anorexia nervosa in daily course : a case-controlled and smartphone-based ambulatory monitoring trial
Online publication date: 5-Oct-2022
Year of first publication: 2014
Language: english
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Monitoring and reduction of aversive tension is a core issue in dialectical behaviour therapy of patients. It has been shown that aversive tension is increased in adult borderline personality disorder and is linked to low emotion labelling ability. However, until now there is no documented evidence that patients with anorexia nervosa suffer from aversive tension as well. Furthermore the usability of a smartphone application for ambulatory monitoring purposes has not been sufficiently explored. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We compare the mean and maximum self-reported aversive tension in 20 female adolescents (12-19 years) with anorexia nervosa in outpatient treatment with 20 healthy controls. They are required to answer hourly, over a 2-day period, that is, about 30 times, four short questions on their smartphone, which ensures prompt documentation without any recall bias. At the close out, the participants give a structured usability feedback on the application and the procedure. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The achieved result of this trial has direct relevance for efficient therapy strategies and is a prerequisite for trials regarding dialectical behaviour therapy in anorexia nervosa. The results will be disseminated through peer-review publications. The ethics committee of the regional medical association in Mainz, Germany approved the study protocol under the reference number 837.177.13.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY-NC
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Journal: BMJ open
Pages or article number: e004703
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Publisher place: London
Issue date: 2014
ISSN: 2044-6055
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Publisher DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004703
Appears in collections:DFG-OA-Publizieren (2012 - 2017)

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