Collaborative care skill training workshop: how Australian carers support a loved one with an eating disorder

Pepin, Genevieve and King, Ross 2016, Collaborative care skill training workshop: how Australian carers support a loved one with an eating disorder, Advances in eating disorders: theory, research and practice, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 47-58, doi: 10.1080/21662630.2015.1081823.

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Title Collaborative care skill training workshop: how Australian carers support a loved one with an eating disorder
Author(s) Pepin, GenevieveORCID iD for Pepin, Genevieve
King, RossORCID iD for King, Ross
Journal name Advances in eating disorders: theory, research and practice
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 47
End page 58
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 2166-2630
Keyword(s) Carers
eating disorders
family intervention
collaborative care skill building workshop
Summary This study examined the impact of participating in the CollaborativeCare Skill Training Workshops on carers’ coping strategies, expressedemotion (EE), burden, distress, confidence in their loved one’scapacity to change, as well as the previously unexplored dimensionof accommodating and enabling of their loved one’s eatingdisorder behaviour. A non-experimental research design wasimplemented and 77 carers from Victoria, Australia participated inthe study and completed questionnaires at pre-and postinterventionand an 8-week follow-up. Significant reductionsoccurred in accommodation and enabling of some eating disorderbehaviours, as well as in carers’ maladaptive coping, EE, eatingdisorder-specific burden and psychological distress. Increasedconfidence that their loved one could change was also observed.These changes were maintained at a follow-up. Results suggestthat the workshop can be effective in decreasing carer use ofmaladaptive coping, carer distress and burden. Notably, it targetsand had contributed to reducing factors associated withmaintaining eating disorders such as accommodation and enablingof certain eating behaviours and high levels of EE. Modification tothe content of the workshop may be required to improve carers’adaptive coping and reduce certain behaviours whichaccommodate and enable the eating disorder.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/21662630.2015.1081823
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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