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dc.contributor.authorCain, B
dc.contributor.authorBuck, K
dc.contributor.authorFuller-Tyszkiewicz, M
dc.contributor.authorKrug, I
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-17T03:32:10Z
dc.date.available2020-12-17T03:32:10Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-07
dc.identifier.citationCain, B., Buck, K., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M. & Krug, I. (2017). Australian Healthcare Professionals' Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Binge Eating Disorder. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 8 (AUG), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01291.
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/254925
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study aimed to investigate Australian healthcare practitioners' knowledge and attitudes toward binge eating disorder (BED). Method: Participants were 175 healthcare professionals, who were randomized to one of two conditions that assessed diagnostic and treatment knowledge of either comorbid BED and obesity or only obesity via case vignette, as well as weight bias toward obese patients. Results: Results suggested that participants demonstrated a reluctance to diagnose comorbid BED and obesity, that their knowledge of physical complications associated with BED was limited, and that they indicated a narrow range of evidence-based treatment options. When compared with levels of weight bias expressed by healthcare professionals in previous international studies, Australian clinicians were significantly less biased, however, still largely endorsed 'negative' attitudes toward obesity. Conclusion: Findings suggest that future clinical training in eating disorders should therefore focus not only on diagnostic criteria, physical complications and treatment options, but also on practitioner attitudes toward eating and weight.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SA
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleAustralian Healthcare Professionals' Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Binge Eating Disorder
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01291
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Psychological Sciences
melbourne.source.titleFrontiers in Psychology
melbourne.source.volume8
melbourne.source.issueAUG
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1229140
melbourne.contributor.authorKrug, Isabel
melbourne.contributor.authorBuck, Kimberly
dc.identifier.eissn1664-1078
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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