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Title: Implementation of an eating disorder screening and care pathway in a general mental health inpatient service.
Epworth Authors: Kaplan, Amy
Hooper, Suzie
Hutchinson, Ana
Gwee, Karen
Valent, Lola
Khaw, Damien
Wilcox, Jane
Keywords: Eating Disorders
Disordered Eating Behaviours
Admission Screenng
Evidence Based Care Pathway
Care Pathway
General Mental Health Ward
Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute
Issue Date: Oct-2023
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Month 2023
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: Eating disorders (ED's) frequently coexist in people with other mental health conditions, with research suggesting that comorbid psychiatric conditions are present in approximately 60-80% of individuals with EDs . Despite this common co-occurrence, studies consistently show that EDs often go undetected and untreated. General MH wards provide an opportunity to identify and treat consumers with EDs or disordered eating behaviours (DEB) and concurrent MH conditions. Conclusion: An ED/DEB screening and care pathway, along with health professional training, can be feasibly implemented in a general MH inpatient setting. This process can identify more consumers at risk of ED/DEB, allowing access to consistent evidenced based care during admission. Completion of a focused training program, enabled staff to feel more confident and supported to provide specialised care
Type: Conference Poster
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Observational Study
Appears in Collections:Research Month

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