Giorgio A Tasca
Affiliation: University of Ottawa
- Matching women with binge eating disorder to group treatment based on attachment anxiety: outcomes and moderating effectsGiorgio 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...
- Comparison of group climate in an eating disorders partial hospital group and a psychiatric partial hospital groupGiorgio 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...
- Three-level multilevel growth models for nested change data: a guide for group treatment researchersGiorgio 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...
- Personality dimensions among women with an eating disorder: towards reconceptualizing DSMGiorgio A Tasca
The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Canada
Eur Eat Disord Rev 17:281-9. 2009....
- Multilevel modeling of longitudinal data for psychotherapy researchers: I. The basicsGiorgio 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...
- Psychometric properties of self-monitoring of eating disorder urges among treatment seeking women: ecological momentary assessment using a daily diary methodGiorgio A Tasca
University of Ottawa, Canada
Eat Behav 10:59-61. 2009..The psychometric properties of an ecological momentary assessment (EMA) method used to evaluate eating disorder (ED) urges were examined...
- Interpersonal processes in psychodynamic-interpersonal and cognitive behavioral group therapy: a systematic case study of two groupsGiorgio 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...
- Individual versus group psychotherapy for eating disordersGiorgio 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
- Attachment predicts treatment completion in an eating disorders partial hospital program among women with anorexia nervosaGiorgio 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...
- Psychometric properties of the eating disorders inventory-2 among women seeking treatment for binge eating disorderGiorgio 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...
- The role of psychological and behavioral variables in quality of life and the experience of bodily pain among persons living with HIVJohn 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...
- An attachment insecurity model of negative affect among women seeking treatment for an eating disorderGiorgio A Tasca
University of Ottawa, Canada Ottawa Hospital, Canada
Eat Behav 7:252-7. 2006..Attachment insecurity could be a possible vulnerability factor for the development of eating disorder symptoms among women...
- Outcomes of specific interpersonal problems for binge eating disorder: comparing group psychodynamic interpersonal psychotherapy and group cognitive behavioral therapyGiorgio 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...
- Testing a maintenance model for eating disorders in a sample seeking treatment at a tertiary care center: a structural equation modeling approachGiorgio 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...
- Depressive symptoms are associated with medication use and lower health-related quality of life in overweight women with binge eating disorderRenee 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...
- Structural relationships among attachment insecurity, alexithymia, and body esteem in women with eating disordersLeah 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...
- Predictors of treatment acceptance and of participation in a randomized controlled trial among women with anorexia nervosaGiorgio 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)...
- Depression and cigarette smoking independently relate to reduced health-related quality of life among Canadians living with hepatitis CLouise Balfour
The Ottawa Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases Viral Hepatitis Program, University of Ottawa, Ontario
Can J Gastroenterol 20:81-6. 2006....
- Implications of attachment theory and research for the assessment and treatment of eating disordersGiorgio 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...
- Attachment insecurity mediates the relationship between childhood trauma and eating disorder psychopathology in a clinical sample: a structural equation modelGiorgio A Tasca
University of Ottawa, Canada The Ottawa Hospital, Canada Carleton University, Canada
Child Abuse Negl 37:926-33. 2013..The current study tests a model in which attachment insecurity is hypothesized to mediate the relationship between childhood maltreatment and eating disorder psychopathology...
- Purging disorder: psychopathology and treatment outcomesGiorgio 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)...
- Attachment insecurity predicts eating disorder symptoms and treatment outcomes in a clinical sample of womenVanessa 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...
- Increasing public awareness about hepatitis C: development and validation of the brief hepatitis C knowledge scaleLouise 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...
- Development and validation of the HIV Medication Readiness ScaleLouise 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...
- Using the PAI with an eating disordered population: scale characteristics, factor structure, and differences among diagnostic groupsGiorgio 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...
- High HIV knowledge relates to low stigma in pharmacists and university health science students in Guyana, South AmericaLouise 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...
- Interpersonal learning is associated with improved self-esteem in group psychotherapy for women with binge eating disorderMeagan E Gallagher
Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital
Psychotherapy (Chic) 51:66-77. 2014....
- Change in attachment insecurity is related to improved outcomes 1-year post group therapy in women with binge eating disorderHilary Maxwell
Department of Psychology, University of Ottawa
Psychotherapy (Chic) 51:57-65. 2014....
- Persistent cognitive changes in breast cancer patients 1 year following completion of chemotherapyBarbara 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...
- HIV prevention in action on the football field: the WhizzKids United program in South AfricaLouise 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...
- Internalization of the thin and muscular body ideal and disordered eating in adolescence: the mediation effects of body esteemMartine 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...
- Olanzapine in the treatment of low body weight and obsessive thinking in women with anorexia nervosa: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trialHany 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...
- 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...
- Pre-treatment attachment anxiety predicts change in depressive symptoms in women who complete day hospital treatment for anorexia and bulimia nervosaLeah Keating
Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Canada
Psychol Psychother 88:54-70. 2015..This study examines whether depressive symptoms can change in women who complete intensive day treatment for anorexia and bulimia nervosa (BN), and whether these changes are associated with pre-treatment attachment insecurity...
- What clinicians want: Findings from a psychotherapy practice research network surveyGiorgio A Tasca
Department of Psychology, University of Ottawa
Psychotherapy (Chic) 52:1-11. 2015..Findings of this study can help to direct practitioner-researcher collaborations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved). ..
- Growth trajectories of maintenance variables related to refractory eating disorders in youthNicole 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...
- Eating disorder psychotherapy research - beyond the brand: introduction to a special sectionGiorgio 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...
- Reciprocal influence of alliance to the group and outcome in day treatment for eating disordersGiorgio 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...
- Attachment and eating disorders: A review of current researchGiorgio A Tasca
The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Int J Eat Disord 47:710-7. 2014..Research since 2000 on attachment and eating disorders related to these domains is reviewed...
- Group psychotherapy levels of interventions: a clinical process commentaryGiorgio A Tasca
Department of Psychology, University of Ottawa
Psychotherapy (Chic) 51:25-9. 2014..A therapist who can flexibly attend to and work within each group level will optimize the effectiveness of their interventions...
- Cognitive effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients: a dose-response studyBarbara Collins
Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Psychooncology 22:1517-27. 2013....
- Evaluation of health care needs and patient satisfaction among hepatitis C patients treated at a hospital-based, viral hepatitis clinicLouise 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...