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Data from a treatment trial were used to test whether interference with colour-naming eating, shape and weight related words on the Stroop colour-naming task changed with treatment. Interference decreased with treatment and there was no difference between three treatments in the size of this effect. These findings suggest that interference with colour-naming words related to eating, shape and weight in subjects with bulimia nervosa may be a useful objective measure of patients' concerns about these issues.

Original publication




Journal article


Br J Clin Psychol

Publication Date





353 - 356


Adolescent, Adult, Analysis of Variance, Body Image, Bulimia, Cognition Disorders, Color Perception, Cues, Female, Humans, Psychological Tests, Reaction Time, Self Concept