Can the addition of metacognitive training (MCT) to treatment as usual improve treatment outcomes for adolescents with anorexia nervosa?
About this study
The aim of this research is to see whether metacognitive training (MCT) is a helpful addition to existing treatment. Because little research has studied the use of MCT in people with eating disorders, we want feedback from those that have participated in this training program. Specifically, we want to know what you think about it, what you like or do not like about it, and what is helpful or unhelpful to you. This information will help us understand whether this training program can be potentially helpful to people with an eating disorder.
There will be two groups in this study - you will be randomly (i.e., like flipping a coin) allocated to one of them. Only one of the groups contains the MCT programme, whereas the other group provides the same treatment as if the study did not take place (‘Wait List group’).
If you are in the ‘MCT group’, you will participate in four ‘face-to-face’ video-chat sessions conducted online with a researcher who will walk you through some PowerPoint slides where you will learn about some interesting psychology facts and complete some ‘thinking exercises’.
To understand whether the MCT training was helpful to you, you will also be asked to complete some questionnaires which will ask you to rate how much do you agree with some statements such as “the MCT sessions were useful and sensible”. You will do these questionnaires immediately after completing the final module and at 3-months after the start of your study
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