Reducing the burden of eating disorders: A model for population-based prevention and treatment for university and college campuses

Denise E. Wilfley, W. Stewart Agras, C. Barr Taylor

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Abstract

Population-based models aim to improve treatment delivery for symptomatic individuals and decrease the number of individuals requiring care. The proposed model has the potential to increase early intervention, reduce costs, and maximize capacity to serve the entire student body, resulting in improvements in students' overall health and well being, self image, academic performance, and quality of life. Although there is preliminary support for this approach, a programmatic line of research to better inform model implementation including long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is needed. Successful implementation has potential for rapid dissemination to reach the 20 million students enrolled in US colleges and universities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-532
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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