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Barriers to Help-Seeking in Young Women With Eating Disorders: A Qualitative Exploration in a Longitudinal Community Survey

Evans, Elizabeth J.; Hay, Phillipa J.; Mond, Jonathon M.; Paxton, Susan; Quirk, F.; Jhajj, Atiranjan K.; Sawoniewska, Marta A.; Rodgers, Bryan


Few with eating disorders (EDs) access evidence-based treatments. We conducted a prospective exploration of help-seeking by 57 community women with bulimic-type EDs using the Framework approach of familiarization, identifying themes, indexing, charting and mapping and interpretation. The mean age of the sample was 33 years. Results found women sought help for concerns regarding perceived (over) weight rather than for eating, although many women would have welcomed questions from professionals...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Eating Disorders
DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2011.566152


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