Developing a parenting skills-and-support intervention for mothers with eating disorders and pre-school children: part 2. Piloting a group intervention
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2007
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. and Eating Disorders Association
European Eating Disorders Review
Volume 15, Issue 6, pages 439–448, November/December 2007
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Bryant-Waugh, R., Turner, H., Jones, C. and Gamble, C. (2007), Developing a parenting skills-and-support intervention for mothers with eating disorders and pre-school children: part 2. Piloting a group intervention. Eur. Eat. Disorders Rev., 15: 439–448. doi: 10.1002/erv.816
- Issue published online: 26 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2007
- eating disorders;
This paper reports the development and preliminary evaluation of a group intervention for mothers with eating disorders who have pre-school children.
This study aimed to define and clarify intervention components, and make a preliminary assessment of the feasibility, acceptability and potential for achieving clinical change of the group intervention.
An eight-session group intervention was developed and piloted with four or five participants in each of three trials. Feedback demonstrated that the majority of participants tolerated and valued this type of intervention, and felt it had a positive impact on parenting skills and confidence. Preliminary evaluation suggested reduction in parenting concerns and improved depression scores following group participation.
The groups revealed a range of difficulties experienced by such mothers. An intervention designed to address the identified issues could have important beneficial effects on child development and provide a valuable means of support to this patient group. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.