Journal article

Mapping the evidence for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in young people.

Alan P Bailey, Alexandra G Parker, Lauren A Colautti, Laura M Hart, Ping Liu, Sarah E Hetrick

J Eat Disord | Published : 2014

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Eating disorders often develop during adolescence and young adulthood, and are associated with significant psychological and physical burden. Identifying evidence-based interventions is critical and there is need to take stock of the extant literature, to inform clinical practice regarding well-researched interventions and to direct future research agendas by identifying gaps in the evidence base. AIM: To investigate and quantify the nature and distribution of existing high-quality research on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in young people using evidence mapping methodology. METHOD: A systematic search for prevention and treatment intervention studies in adolescen..

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