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VEPSY Updated - Virtual reality in eating disorders
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN59019572
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title VEPSY Updated - Virtual reality in eating disorders
Scientific title
Serial number at source European Project IST 2000-25323
Study hypothesis Not provided at time of registration.
Lay summary Not provided at time of registration
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration.
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment Italy
Disease/condition/study domain Eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder and obesity
Participants - inclusion criteria 1. Female patients
2. Diagnosis of 'Eating Disorders' (following the criteria of the Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, edition IV) or 'Obesity'
3. 18-50 years
Participants - exclusion criteria Not provided at time of registration.
Anticipated start date 01/04/2002
Anticipated end date 30/04/2003
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants Not provided at time of registration.
Interventions A phase III trial with parallel design that seeks to compare the effect of a Virtual Reality based treatment with two other treatments (cognitive-behavioral approach and nutritional approach) and a waiting-list group
Primary outcome measure(s) Not provided at time of registration.
Secondary outcome measure(s) Not provided at time of registration.
Sources of funding European Project IST-2000-25323 (http://www.vepsy.com)
Trial website
Publications 1. Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16901250
2. 2013 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23759286
Contact name Dr  Giuseppe  Riva
  Address Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Laboratory
Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Casella Postale 1
  City/town Verbania
  Zip/Postcode 28900
  Country Italy
  Tel +39-0323-514278
  Fax +39-0323-587694 (Italy) +1-781-735-7714 (USA)
  Email auxo.psylab@auxologico.it
Sponsor Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Istituto Scientifico San Giuseppe (Hospital)
  Address Via Cadorna 90
  City/town Piancavallo (Verbania)
  Zip/Postcode Casella Postale 1 28900
  Country Italy
  Tel +39 0323 514278
  Fax +39 0323 587694, +1 781 735 7714
  Email auxo.psylab@auxologico.it
  Sponsor website: http://www.atnplab.com and http://www.vepsy.com
Date applied 27/11/2002
Last edited 01/07/2013
Date ISRCTN assigned 27/11/2002
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