ERIC Number: EJ724509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
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Can Collaboration between Education and Health Professionals Improve the Identification and Referral of Young People with Eating Disorders in Schools? A Pilot Study
Rees, Liz; Clark-Stone, Sam
Journal of Adolescence, v29 n1 p137-151 Feb 2006
In this pilot study, a number of different methods of identifying young people with eating disorders in schools were compared. Pupils aged 16-18 years from 3 schools in the South West of the UK participated (389 boys and 374 girls in total). A self-report questionnaire (EDE-Q) was found to be the most effective method of case identification. However, very few of these cases accepted the offer of help and it was strongly suspected that other cases went undetected despite teacher, parent and school nurse guidance. Implications for future early intervention studies are discussed.
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Questionnaires, Cooperative Planning, Health Personnel
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom