Educational and support intervention to help families assist in the recovery of relatives with eating disorders.

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Source
J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2011 Mar;18(2):122-30
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2011
Author
M. Gísladóttir
E K Svavarsdóttir
Author Affiliation
Outpatient Psychiatric Unit, The Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Source
J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2011 Mar;18(2):122-30
Date
Mar-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Caregivers - psychology
Eating Disorders - psychology - rehabilitation
Family - psychology
Female
Health Education - methods
Humans
Male
Social Support
Young Adult
Abstract
The aim of this study was to develop and test an educational and support nursing intervention in Iceland to help families assist with the recovery of relatives with eating disorders. Studies indicate that if families receive adequate help in the recovery process of a relative with an eating disorder, the prognosis is better. The study is a pre-post design. The intervention was based on the Calgary Family Intervention Model. An educational and support intervention, which lasted for 3 weeks, was provided for 21 family members of individuals with eating disorders. The patients had been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. Participants were divided into three groups. The main findings revealed a significant improvement according to the scales used for measuring understanding in the level of expressed emotion questionnaire and for measuring eating behaviour, concern with weight and food, and denial of the problem in the anorectic behaviour observation scale. The participants' responses to the research questions about their satisfaction with the educational and support intervention were positive. The study indicates that an educational and support intervention can prove beneficial for families and patients with eating disorders.
PubMed ID
21299724 View in PubMed
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