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Classical Stroop effect in bulimia nervosa

Guillaume, S and Van den Eynde, F and Samarawickrema, N and Broadbent, H and Goodman-Smith, E and Schmidt, U (2012) Classical Stroop effect in bulimia nervosa. Eating and weight disorders : EWD, 17 (3). e203-6. ISSN 1590-1262. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

Bulimia nervosa (BN) is a distressing condition. Its pathogenesis is not fully understood. Neurocognitive functioning, and particularly inhibitory control, is a potential biomarker that may improve our understanding of BN. A few small-scale studies have used the classical Stroop Colour Word Test (SCWT) in BN with contradictory findings. We examined SCWT performance in a large sample of people with BN (N=72), eating disorder not otherwise specified--bulimic type (N=43) and healthy controls (N=50). The results found no difference between groups on Stroop interference effect. These findings question the utility of the classical SCWT as an assessment tool in examining executive functioning in BN.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Adult, Bulimia Nervosa, Case-Control Studies, Eating Disorders, Female, Humans, Inhibition (Psychology), Stroop Test
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 01 May 2014 09:10
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:09
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