Journal article

Adolescent and Parent Experience of Care at a Family-Based Treatment Service for Eating Disorders

Elizabeth K Hughes, Suzannah Poker, Amy Bortz, Michele Yeo, Michelle Telfer, Susan M Sawyer

Frontiers in Psychiatry | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


Objective: Incorporating consumer perspectives is an important but often overlooked opportunity to optimize treatment engagement and outcomes for adolescents with eating disorders. This study explored the experience of care of adolescents and their parents at a multidisciplinary specialist eating disorders service providing family-based treatment (FBT) as first-line treatment. Method: Eighty-five adolescents and 145 parents who completed FBT at the service between 2013 and 2015 were surveyed in 2017 about their experience of care. A study-designed survey asked respondents to rate on Likert scales their experience of service access, intake assessment, education, support, interactions with the..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Baker Foundation (Australia) and the University of Melbourne. The Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.