Parts of this manuscript were previously presented in April 2006 at the Annual National Association of School Psychologists Conference, Anaheim, CA.
Primary prevention of eating disorders: A constructivist integration of mind and body strategies†
Article first published online: 23 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 41, Issue 2, pages 134–142, March 2008
How to Cite
Scime, M. and Cook-Cottone, C. (2008), Primary prevention of eating disorders: A constructivist integration of mind and body strategies. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 41: 134–142. doi: 10.1002/eat.20480
- Issue published online: 20 FEB 2008
- Article first published online: 23 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 AUG 2007
- eating disorders;
This study investigated the impact of a primary prevention program for eating disorders aimed at fifth-grade females. The curriculum was based on empirically validated risk and protective factors and incorporated interactive discourse, yoga, and relaxation into 10 weekly sessions.
Pre- and post-test data from five groups conducted over 2 years were combined for a total of 75 participants. Data were also collected from 69 control group participants.
Results indicate completion of the group resulted in a significant decrease on scales from the Eating Disorder Inventory-2 measuring body dissatisfaction and bulimia, as well as an increase on the Social scale of the Multidimensional Self-Concept Scale.
The results demonstrate mixed support for the Girls' Group prevention program. Implications for practice and future research are discussed. © 2007 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2008