Assessment of Parental Knowledge and Understanding of Eating Disorders

Amanda E. Bryson, Erik B. Lehman, Sarah Iriana, Susan Lane-Loney, Rollyn Ornstein

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Recommended treatment of adolescent eating disorders includes active parental involvement. The purpose of this study was to assess baseline parental knowledge and understanding of eating disorders and how it is affected by participation in treatment. A cross-sectional and prospective cohort study comparing the parents of children ages 8 to 18 years seeking initial evaluation for an eating disorder at an adolescent medicine clinic (ED) to those attending appointments at a general pediatrics clinic (GP) was performed utilizing a 20-item questionnaire. There was no difference in mean scores at baseline, however after 2 months, the mean score of the ED group was significantly higher, while that of the GP group was not. The change in mean score from the first to second survey was significantly greater for the ED group than the GP group. Increased knowledge may improve self-efficacy, which plays a critical role in parents’ ability to adopt eating disorder treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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Pediatrics
Parents
Adolescent Medicine
Aptitude
Self Efficacy
Appointments and Schedules
Cohort Studies
Therapeutics
Prospective Studies
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Bryson, Amanda E. ; Lehman, Erik B. ; Iriana, Sarah ; Lane-Loney, Susan ; Ornstein, Rollyn. / Assessment of Parental Knowledge and Understanding of Eating Disorders. In: Clinical Pediatrics. 2018 ; Vol. 57, No. 3. pp. 259-265.
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