Anorexia Nervosa: A Narrative Review and Conceptual Practice Model

Emily C. Koller, Christine Berg

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Per every 100,000 persons internationally, 9.4 healthy life years were lost due to Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia Nervosa requires intensive care from a multitude of healthcare professionals; however, while occupational therapists are distinctly suited to assist, a paucity of literature exists that articulates the profession’s role. This paper presents a conceptual model of occupational therapy practice for individuals with Anorexia Nervosa informed by multidisciplinary literature. Guided by the Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance Model, an analysis of intrinsic and extrinsic factors’ impact on occupation provides the basis for model development. Implications for occupational therapists are offered across processes of eating disorder assessment and intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-426
Number of pages24
JournalOccupational Therapy in Mental Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021


  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • eating disorders
  • mental health
  • occupational therapy


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