Managing eating disorder patients in primary care in the UK: a qualitative study

Reid, Marie, Williams, Sarah and Hammersley, Richard (2010) Managing eating disorder patients in primary care in the UK: a qualitative study. Eating Disorders, 18, (1), 1-9. (doi:10.1080/10640260903439441).


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It is the general practitioner's (GP's) responsibility to diagnose and manage the care of eating disorder patients but recent surveys suggest that there may be problems. In this qualitative study we have explored the perceptions of 20 GPs. In general they felt that eating disorders had little quantitative impact on their services due to low prevalence, but a high impact when they did occurr due to their complexity. Patients' needs in primary care include improved assessment, constructive holding and monitoring, staff training, referral and continuity of care.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/10640260903439441
ISSNs: 1532-530X (electronic)
1064-0266 (print)
Keywords: eating disorders all - adult, eating disorders, anorexia adult, eating disorders binge eating bulimia, eating disorders obesity adult, eating disorders in children adolescents
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
ePrint ID: 148475
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 2010Published
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2010 09:21
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:22

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