Clinicians' Perspectives on Behaviour Change in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders


Clinicians' Perspectives on Behaviour Change in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders


Rapid behaviour change early in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for eating disorders is a robust predictor of good treatment outcomes. There is ample evidence that rapid response is likely accounted for largely by treatment-related processes. Accordingly, eating disorder therapists can play an important role in facilitating change during this crucial period. The purpose of this study is to examine and describe therapist attitudes and approaches towards behavioural change in CBT for eating disorders, as well as therapist characteristics that may affect clinician attitudes and approaches. We predict that various professional and individual characteristics will be related to the degree to which therapists are comfortable with encouraging behaviour change. Participants will be recruited electronically from various professional organizations related to eating disorders, and the questionnaires will be administered electronically using Lime Survey software.


We are conducting research on behaviour change in CBT for eating disorders.  As part of this research, we are interested in learning about and documenting the opinions and experiences of frontline clinicians who are using CBT to treat eating disorders in outpatient settings.  We are requesting your help in completing a survey on this topic.

We fully appreciate how busy you are and have therefore designed this survey to take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

The information that we gather from you, a frontline clinician, will help us to design future research studies that addresses the priorities and concerns of clinicians in this field.

If you are willing to participate, please click on the link at the end of this listing to complete the survey.  Before completing the survey, you will be presented with a consent form that outlines the details of the study, which you will be required to read before completing the survey. By completing the survey, you are providing implied consent to participate. The survey will close on May 31, 2017.

Before you complete the survey, please read the study information below:

Please note that your responses are anonymous and participation is voluntary.  Your survey responses and decision whether to take part in the study will not have an impact on any present or future relationship with University Health Network (UHN).

This survey is being conducted via ‘Lime Survey,’ an open source survey software that stores data directly on our secure UHN server.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Kathryn Trottier at kathryn.trottier@uhn.ca or 416-340-4800 ext 4067, or the Study Coordinator Dr. Danielle MacDonald (postdoctoral fellow) at danielle.macdonald@uhn.ca or 416-340-4800 ext 4749.  If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant or have concerns about this study, call the UHN REB or the Research Ethics office number at 416-581-7849. The UHN REB is not part of the study team. Everything that you discuss will be kept confidential. Please note that communication via e-mail is not absolutely secure. Messages may be forged, forwarded, kept indefinitely, or seen by others using the internet. Thus, please do not communicate personal sensitive information via e-mail.


LINK TO SURVEY:  http://eatdissurvey.limequery.com/survey/index/sid/549815/newtest/Y/lang/en