Journal article

Australian Healthcare Professionals' Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Binge Eating Disorder

Belinda Cain, Kimberly Buck, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Isabel Krug

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2017

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to investigate Australian healthcare practitioners' knowledge and attitudes toward binge eating disorder (BED). Method: Participants were 175 healthcare professionals, who were randomized to one of two conditions that assessed diagnostic and treatment knowledge of either comorbid BED and obesity or only obesity via case vignette, as well as weight bias toward obese patients. Results: Results suggested that participants demonstrated a reluctance to diagnose comorbid BED and obesity, that their knowledge of physical complications associated with BED was limited, and that they indicated a narrow range of evidence-based treatment options. When compared with levels of ..

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