Treatment of eating disorders – a randomised, controlled prospective study

Eating disorders» includes anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating and EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise spesified). Common to all is the intensively occupation to controll food intake, body image and body weight. Most people with this kind of disorder don’t reach for professional help, or there may be more than 4 years before they do. C


Formal title

Treatment of eating disorders by physical activity and nutrition education


The primart objective of the project is to see whether the combination of physical activity and nutritional education is more effective in treating eating disorders, than cognitive therapy and controllgroup (treatment as usual).

Secondly, we want to see whether there are any differences with regard to the individual satisfaction of treatment method, and to associated costs.


Subjects are recruited through primary doctors, social media and newspapers, and will be included continousely by screening interviues. There will be a randomissation into three treatment groups (cognitive behaviour, physical activity and nutrition education, or controll group) to be followed for 20 weeks. Each week includes one meeting of grouptherapy (90minutes) and homework related to treatment. Posttests are planned at week 20, and at 6 and 36 months after treatment.