Assessing treatment barriers in eating disorders: A systematic review

Innes, Natasha T. and Clough, Bonnie A. and Casey, Leanne M. (2017) Assessing treatment barriers in eating disorders: A systematic review. Eating Disorders: the journal of treatment and prevention , 25 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1064-0266


This systematic review evaluated methods used to assess treatment barriers among individuals with eating disorders or disordered eating. A total of 11 studies were identified and evaluated according to attributes considered important in the accurate assessment of treatment barriers. The majority of studies used qualitative methods, with five studies utilizing either a checklist or scale-based instrument. Adequate psychometric investigation was lacking. This review highlights the paucity of research examining barriers to accessing and/or receiving treatment in disordered eating populations. There is a need for development of psychometrically sound instruments that assess the range and relative interference of specific barriers experienced in this population.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 00:54
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 03:45
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2016.1207455

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