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Title: Development of a VR application for binge eating treatment: identification of contexts and cues related to bingeing behavior in spanish italian patients
Author: Ferrer, Marta (Ferrer García)
Gutiérrez Maldonado, José
Pla Sanjuanelo, Joana
Riva, Giuseppe
Andreu Gracia, Alexis
Dakanalis, Antonios
Fernández Aranda, Fernando
Forcano, Laura
Ribas Sabaté, Joan
Riesco, Nadine
Rus-Calafell, Mar
Sánchez, Isabel
Sánchez Planell, Luis
Keywords: Realitat virtual
Trastorns de la conducta alimentària
Teràpia d'exposició
Virtual reality
Eating disorders
Exposure therapy
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: IOS Press
Abstract: The objective of this study was to identify frequent situations and specific cues that produce the craving to binge in Spanish and Italian samples of patients with eating disorders (ED). There were two main aims: to assess transcultural differences in the contexts and cues that elicit food craving; and to develop valid, reliable VR environments for effective cue-exposure therapy (CET) for patients from both countries. Twenty-six Spanish and 75 Italian ED patients completed an ad hoc questionnaire to assess contexts and cues that trigger the craving to binge. No differences between groups were found. All patients reported experiencing higher levels of craving in the afternoon/early evening and in the late evening/night, between meals, when alone, and more frequently at the end of the week. Being in the dining room, the kitchen, the bedroom, the bakery and the supermarket were the specific situations that produced the highest levels of craving to binge. We used the questionnaire results to develop a virtual reality application for CET.
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It is part of: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2014, vol. 199, p. 71-75
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ISSN: 0926-9630
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