Prevention of eating disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Le, Long Khanh Dao, Barendregt, Jan J., Hay, Phillipa and Mihalopoulos, Cathrine 2017, Prevention of eating disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Clinical psychology review, vol. 53, pp. 46-58, doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2017.02.001.

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Title Prevention of eating disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Author(s) Le, Long Khanh DaoORCID iD for Le, Long Khanh Dao
Barendregt, Jan J.
Hay, Phillipa
Mihalopoulos, CathrineORCID iD for Mihalopoulos, Cathrine
Journal name Clinical psychology review
Volume number 53
Start page 46
End page 58
Total pages 13
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017-02-12
ISSN 0272-7358
Keyword(s) eating disorders
preventive interventions
systematic review
Summary Objective: To systematically reviewand quantify the effectiveness of Eating Disorder (ED) prevention interventions.Methods: Electronic databases (including the Cochrane Controlled Trial Register,MEDLINE, PsychInfo, EMBASE, andScopus) were searched for published randomized controlled trials of ED prevention interventions from 2009 to2015. Trials prior to 2009 were retrieved from prior reviews.Results: One hundred and twelve articles were included. Fifty-eight percent of trials had high risk of bias. Findingsindicated small to moderate effect sizes on reduction of ED risk factors or symptoms which occurred up to threeyearpost-intervention. For universal prevention, media literacy (ML) interventions significantly reduced shapeand weight concerns for both females (−0.69, confidence interval (CI): −1.17 to −0.22) and males (−0.32, 95%CI−0.57 to−0.07). For selective prevention, cognitive dissonance (CD) interventions were superior to control interventionsin reducing ED symptoms (−0.32, 95% CI−0.52 to−0.13). Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventionshad the largest effect size (−0.40, 95% CI−0.55 to−0.26) on dieting outcomeat 9-month follow-upwhilethe healthy weight intervention reduced EDrisk factors and body mass index.No indicated prevention interventionswere found to be effective in reducing ED risk factors.Conclusions: There are a number of promising preventive interventions for ED risk factors including CD, CBT andML.Whether these actually lower ED incidence is, however, uncertain. Combined ED and obesity prevention interventionsrequire further research.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.cpr.2017.02.001
Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
140208 Health Economics
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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