Selective processing of weight- and shape-related words in bulimia nervosa: use of a computerised Stroop test.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/84036
Title:
Selective processing of weight- and shape-related words in bulimia nervosa: use of a computerised Stroop test.
Authors:
Davidson, Emma J; Wright, Peter
Abstract:
A computerised Stroop colour-naming task was used to measure concerns about weight, shape, and eating in bulimia nervosa. Two versions of the computerised Stroop were compared, a voice-activated and a button-pressing-activated programme. Bulimia nervosa patients were significantly slower in colour naming shape- and weight-related words than their female age-matched controls. The button-pressing computerised Stroop was both more sensitive and more accurate at measuring colour-naming speeds than the voice-activated version. When the bulimia nervosa group were divided according to their Eating Attitudes Test (EAT) scores, those who showed extreme pathological attitudes to weight and shape were significantly slower in colour naming size words and in food disruption scores than those with a lesser degree of psychopathology. The computerised Stroop might be useful as a diagnostic tool and in the assessment of the effectiveness of therapy for the individual patient.
Affiliation:
Immunology Group, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX, UK.
Citation:
Selective processing of weight- and shape-related words in bulimia nervosa: use of a computerised Stroop test. 2002, 3 (3):261-73 Eat Behav
Journal:
Eating Behaviors
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/84036
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1471-0153(02)00064-8
PubMed ID:
15001004
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1471-0153
Appears in Collections:
All Paterson Institute for Cancer Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Emma Jen
dc.contributor.authorWright, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-12T11:48:19Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-12T11:48:19Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationSelective processing of weight- and shape-related words in bulimia nervosa: use of a computerised Stroop test. 2002, 3 (3):261-73 Eat Behaven
dc.identifier.issn1471-0153-
dc.identifier.pmid15001004-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1471-0153(02)00064-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/84036-
dc.description.abstractA computerised Stroop colour-naming task was used to measure concerns about weight, shape, and eating in bulimia nervosa. Two versions of the computerised Stroop were compared, a voice-activated and a button-pressing-activated programme. Bulimia nervosa patients were significantly slower in colour naming shape- and weight-related words than their female age-matched controls. The button-pressing computerised Stroop was both more sensitive and more accurate at measuring colour-naming speeds than the voice-activated version. When the bulimia nervosa group were divided according to their Eating Attitudes Test (EAT) scores, those who showed extreme pathological attitudes to weight and shape were significantly slower in colour naming size words and in food disruption scores than those with a lesser degree of psychopathology. The computerised Stroop might be useful as a diagnostic tool and in the assessment of the effectiveness of therapy for the individual patient.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBulimia Nervosaen
dc.subjectSelective Processingen
dc.subjectComputerised Stroop Testen
dc.titleSelective processing of weight- and shape-related words in bulimia nervosa: use of a computerised Stroop test.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentImmunology Group, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalEating Behaviorsen

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