Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Day Patient Treatment Program for Eating Disorders

Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Day Patient Treatment Program for Eating Disorders

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Author(s): Lara Winten[sup.1], Stephanie Quinton[sup.1], Suzanne Abraham[sup.2], Janice Russell[sup.2] and Georgina Luscombe[sup.2]

Day patient (DP) programs represent a significant development in the treatment of eating disorders, however currently there is a dearth of literature evaluating the effectiveness of DP treatment based upon the targeted goals of treatment. This study aimed to explore the effectiveness and short-term stability of an Australian DP program by examining change across the seven key goals of treatment using a naturalistic pre-post-follow-up study design. The sample included 75 participants meeting criteria for an eating disorder who were admitted to the Northside Clinic DP program. Participants completed measures assessing eating disordered cognitions, readiness to change, quality of life, perpetuating factors, co-morbid factors, body mass index (BMI), and eating disordered behaviours. …

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