Giorgio A Tasca

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Reciprocal influence of alliance to the group and outcome in day treatment for eating disorders
    Giorgio A Tasca
    University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Couns Psychol 59:507-17. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Outcomes of specific interpersonal problems for binge eating disorder: comparing group psychodynamic interpersonal psychotherapy and group cognitive behavioral therapy
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Regional Centre for Eating Disorders, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Int J Group Psychother 62:197-218. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of treatment acceptance and of participation in a randomized controlled trial among women with anorexia nervosa
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Regional Centre for Eating Disorders, The Ottawa Hospital, ON, Canada
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 20:155-61. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Purging disorder: psychopathology and treatment outcomes
    Giorgio A Tasca
    The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Eat Disord 45:36-42. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Testing a maintenance model for eating disorders in a sample seeking treatment at a tertiary care center: a structural equation modeling approach
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Compr Psychiatry 52:678-87. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Implications of attachment theory and research for the assessment and treatment of eating disorders
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 48:249-59. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Personality dimensions among women with an eating disorder: towards reconceptualizing DSM
    Giorgio A Tasca
    The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 17:281-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Matching women with binge eating disorder to group treatment based on attachment anxiety: outcomes and moderating effects
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Psychiatry, The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L6 Canada
    Psychother Res 23:301-14. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms are associated with medication use and lower health-related quality of life in overweight women with binge eating disorder
    Renee Grenon
    Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Womens Health Issues 20:435-40. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint The role of psychological and behavioral variables in quality of life and the experience of bodily pain among persons living with HIV
    John Kowal
    Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Ottawa, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:247-58. 2008

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Reciprocal influence of alliance to the group and outcome in day treatment for eating disorders
    Giorgio A Tasca
    University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Couns Psychol 59:507-17. 2012
    ..Clinicians may improve group treatment by assessing alliance to the group and outcomes repeatedly, being aware of their interplay, and structuring interventions based on the mutual causal effects of change in each...
  2. doi request reprint Outcomes of specific interpersonal problems for binge eating disorder: comparing group psychodynamic interpersonal psychotherapy and group cognitive behavioral therapy
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Regional Centre for Eating Disorders, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Int J Group Psychother 62:197-218. 2012
    ..GPIP may be most relevant for those with BED who have Cold/Distant interpersonal problems and attachment avoidance...
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of treatment acceptance and of participation in a randomized controlled trial among women with anorexia nervosa
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Regional Centre for Eating Disorders, The Ottawa Hospital, ON, Canada
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 20:155-61. 2012
    ..This study aimed to identify predictors of acceptance of intensive treatment and of participation in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) among women with anorexia nervosa (AN)...
  4. doi request reprint Purging disorder: psychopathology and treatment outcomes
    Giorgio A Tasca
    The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Eat Disord 45:36-42. 2012
    ..To characterize a tertiary care treatment-seeking sample and assess post-treatment remission and completion rates for purging disorder (PD)...
  5. doi request reprint Testing a maintenance model for eating disorders in a sample seeking treatment at a tertiary care center: a structural equation modeling approach
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Compr Psychiatry 52:678-87. 2011
    ..Treatment models based on both core and additional maintenance factors for those seeking therapy at a specialized tertiary care center may result in improved treatment outcomes for these patients with eating disorders...
  6. doi request reprint Implications of attachment theory and research for the assessment and treatment of eating disorders
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 48:249-59. 2011
    ..Tailoring treatments to improve attachment functioning for patients with an eating disorder will likely result in better outcomes for those suffering from these particularly burdensome disorders...
  7. ncbi request reprint Personality dimensions among women with an eating disorder: towards reconceptualizing DSM
    Giorgio A Tasca
    The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 17:281-9. 2009
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  8. doi request reprint Matching women with binge eating disorder to group treatment based on attachment anxiety: outcomes and moderating effects
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Psychiatry, The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L6 Canada
    Psychother Res 23:301-14. 2013
    ..Clinicians should be attentive to and encourage the growth of group therapy alliance especially for anxiously attached individuals...
  9. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms are associated with medication use and lower health-related quality of life in overweight women with binge eating disorder
    Renee Grenon
    Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Womens Health Issues 20:435-40. 2010
    ..The current study examined the relationships between depression, HRQOL, and health care utilization among treatment seeking women with BED...
  10. ncbi request reprint The role of psychological and behavioral variables in quality of life and the experience of bodily pain among persons living with HIV
    John Kowal
    Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Ottawa, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:247-58. 2008
    ..Results suggest that targeting depressive symptoms, physical activity, and coping strategies as part of comprehensive treatment protocols could help improve pain-specific QOL and overall QOL among individuals with HIV...
  11. doi request reprint Interpersonal processes in psychodynamic-interpersonal and cognitive behavioral group therapy: a systematic case study of two groups
    Giorgio A Tasca
    The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 48:260-73. 2011
    ..This mixed method case study of group processes based on an interpersonal stage model of psychotherapy suggested specific therapist behaviors in each modality to maximize positive therapeutic interactions at each stage of group therapy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Using the PAI with an eating disordered population: scale characteristics, factor structure, and differences among diagnostic groups
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Department of Psychology, University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Assess 79:337-56. 2002
    ..Use of the PAI with an eating disordered population and its utility in understanding eating disorder diagnostic groups is supported...
  13. ncbi request reprint Attachment predicts treatment completion in an eating disorders partial hospital program among women with anorexia nervosa
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Psychology and Eating Disorders Program, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Assess 83:201-12. 2004
    ..Attachment anxiety, characterized by high preoccupation with relationships, may facilitate remaining in treatment for those with ANB...
  14. doi request reprint Attachment insecurity predicts eating disorder symptoms and treatment outcomes in a clinical sample of women
    Vanessa Illing
    Department of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:653-9. 2010
    ..Attachment dimensions substantially contribute to our understanding of ED symptoms and treatment outcome. Addressing attachment insecurity when treating those with EDs may improve treatment outcomes...
  15. doi request reprint Increasing public awareness about hepatitis C: development and validation of the brief hepatitis C knowledge scale
    Louise Balfour
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6, Canada
    Scand J Caring Sci 23:801-8. 2009
    ..It has valuable applications as a clinical teaching tool with patients and healthcare providers and could be used as an outcome indicator in novel HCV educational intervention studies...
  16. doi request reprint Olanzapine in the treatment of low body weight and obsessive thinking in women with anorexia nervosa: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Hany Bissada
    The Ottawa Hospital, 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H8L6
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1281-8. 2008
    ..The objective of this trial was to assess the efficacy of olanzapine in promoting weight gain and in reducing obsessive symptoms among adult women with anorexia nervosa...
  17. doi request reprint High HIV knowledge relates to low stigma in pharmacists and university health science students in Guyana, South America
    Louise Balfour
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Suite 7300, Ottawa, Ontario K1H8L6, Canada
    Int J Infect Dis 14:e881-7. 2010
    ..This study also evaluated how the Public Health Strengthening in Guyana Project's (PHSGP) HIV/AIDS/STI educational initiatives influenced HIV knowledge levels among health science students at the University of Guyana...
  18. doi request reprint Interpersonal learning is associated with improved self-esteem in group psychotherapy for women with binge eating disorder
    Meagan E Gallagher
    Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 51:66-77. 2014
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  19. ncbi request reprint Persistent cognitive changes in breast cancer patients 1 year following completion of chemotherapy
    Barbara Collins
    1 Psychology Department, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 20:370-9. 2014
    ..In fact, the rebound was significant only for working memory. Longer multi-site studies are recommended to explore the risk factors for and the permanence of these longer-term cognitive effects...
  20. doi request reprint HIV prevention in action on the football field: the WhizzKids United program in South Africa
    Louise Balfour
    Faculty of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, The University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    AIDS Behav 17:2045-52. 2013
    ..The results highlight the importance of supporting community-based HIV educational initiatives that engage high-risk youth in HIV prevention and the need for youth-friendly health services...
  21. doi request reprint Multilevel modeling of longitudinal data for psychotherapy researchers: I. The basics
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6, Canada
    Psychother Res 19:429-37. 2009
    ..They also present data from a psychotherapy research as an example of the application of MLMs. Finally, they offer some caveats and advice for conducting and presenting MLMs...
  22. doi request reprint Internalization of the thin and muscular body ideal and disordered eating in adolescence: the mediation effects of body esteem
    Martine F Flament
    University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Body Image 9:68-75. 2012
    ..Body esteem is important to consider for prevention and treatment of disordered eating in both genders...
  23. doi request reprint Altruism motivates participation in a therapeutic HIV vaccine trial (CTN 173)
    Louise Balfour
    The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
    AIDS Care 22:1403-9. 2010
    ..Fostering altruism and responsibly promoting the societal benefits of research may facilitate trial participation...
  24. doi request reprint Three-level multilevel growth models for nested change data: a guide for group treatment researchers
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital General, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6, Ontario
    Psychother Res 19:453-61. 2009
    ..The authors present an example from group treatment research to illustrate these issues and methods...
  25. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the HIV Medication Readiness Scale
    Louise Balfour
    Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Assessment 14:408-16. 2007
    ..The HMRS is a brief, easy-to-use, clinically relevant tool that can assist in identifying people living with HIV at high risk of nonadherence, who might benefit from tailored readiness counseling prior to initiating HIV medications...
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the eating disorders inventory-2 among women seeking treatment for binge eating disorder
    Giorgio A Tasca
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital, ON, Canada
    Assessment 10:228-36. 2003
    ..Some scales differentiated the BED from the BN sample, and the second-order factors correlated with measures of similar constructs. The original EDI scales can be used reliably for those with BED...
  27. doi request reprint Eating disorder psychotherapy research - beyond the brand: introduction to a special section
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Psychother Res 23:247-51. 2013
    ..The psychotherapy research of eating disorders in this special section presents examples of research that takes place in real-world clinical contexts with complex patients and that can be more easily translated into clinical practice...
  28. ncbi request reprint Comparison of group climate in an eating disorders partial hospital group and a psychiatric partial hospital group
    Giorgio A Tasca
    Eating Disorders Program, Department of Psychology, Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Int J Group Psychother 52:409-17. 2002
    ..Therapists may be able to use initial heightened engagement in eating disorder groups to counteract the tendency to avoid content...
  29. ncbi request reprint Individual versus group psychotherapy for eating disorders
    Giorgio A Tasca
    University of Ottawa, Regional Centre for Eating Disorders, The Ottawa Hospital, 501 Smyth Road, Box 400, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8L6
    Int J Group Psychother 57:399-403. 2007
  30. doi request reprint Growth trajectories of maintenance variables related to refractory eating disorders in youth
    Nicole Obeid
    Eating Disorders Program, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L1, Canada
    Psychother Res 23:265-76. 2013
    ..Refractory status did not predict the variability in maintenance curves, suggesting that although this growth pattern existed, requiring a second treatment encounter did not explain the differences found in these patterns...
  31. doi request reprint Cognitive effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients: a dose-response study
    Barbara Collins
    Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Psychooncology 22:1517-27. 2013
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Structural relationships among attachment insecurity, alexithymia, and body esteem in women with eating disorders
    Leah Keating
    Department of Psychology, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
    Eat Behav 14:366-73. 2013
    ..These results indicate that therapists may attend to attachment insecurity and affective regulation strategies when addressing body image issues in patients with eating disorders...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of health care needs and patient satisfaction among hepatitis C patients treated at a hospital-based, viral hepatitis clinic
    Louise Balfour
    Viral Hepatitis Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario
    Can J Public Health 95:272-7. 2004
    ..To define self-reported hepatitis C knowledge, health care needs, and patient satisfaction in a representative cohort of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected adults treated at a university hospital-based viral hepatitis clinic in Canada...