Collaborative care skills training workshops : helping carers cope with eating disorders from the UK to Australia

Pepin, Genevieve and King, Ross 2013, Collaborative care skills training workshops : helping carers cope with eating disorders from the UK to Australia, Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 805-812.

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Title Collaborative care skills training workshops : helping carers cope with eating disorders from the UK to Australia
Author(s) Pepin, Genevieve
King, Ross
Journal name Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
Volume number 48
Issue number 5
Start page 805
End page 812
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Heidelberg , Germany
Publication date 2013-05
ISSN 0933-7954
1433-9285
Keyword(s) Eating disorders
Carer burden
Coping strategies
Collaborative care skills training workshops
Summary Purpose

The Collaborative Care Skills Training workshops, developed by Treasure and associates aim to improve the well-being, coping strategies and problem-solving skills of carers of someone with an eating disorder. Evidence has demonstrated the effectiveness of the workshops in the UK where it was developed. The aim of this pilot study was to examine whether conducting the workshops in different contexts by facilitators trained in its delivery could lead to similar impact.
Methods

The workshops were conducted with 15 carers in VIC, Australia and delivered by experienced health professionals trained in its content and delivery. A non-experimental research design with repeated measures was implemented. Quantitative data were collected at pre-and post-intervention and 8 weeks after completion of the workshops.
Results

Participation led to significant reductions in carers’ reported expressed emotion, dysfunctional coping, distress, burden and accommodation and enabling of the eating disorder behaviour, which were maintained at the 8-week follow-up.
Conclusion

Results suggest the workshops are effective in reducing carer distress and burden as well as modifying unhelpful emotional interactional styles when caring for family members with an eating disorder. The content of the workshops and its delivery, once experienced facilitators have received training, are transferable to other contexts.

Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920202 Carer Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050043

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