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A group parent-training program: a novel approach for eating disorder management.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To describe the rationale, development, and preliminary acceptability of a Group Parent Training Program (GPT) as an alternative approach for the treatment of adolescent eating disorders.

METHOD

Sixteen families participated in a 16-session group treatment. After four months, parents were administered a treatment satisfaction questionnaire.

RESULTS

Parent response to the intervention was positive. All parents indicated GPT was essential for the management of their child, improved general parenting skills, improved their own self-care, and decreased the burden they experienced as a result of managing their child's illness.

DISCUSSION

Given the magnitude of task demands placed on a family for the management of adolescent eating disorders, there is the need for the development of effective intervention strategies that ease the stress of illness management for parents. Preliminary satisfaction data from GPT are promising and argue for a more systematic test of this intervention.

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    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA. zucker001@mc.duke.edu

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    Source

    Eating and weight disorders : EWD 11:2 2006 Jun pg 78-82

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Adolescent Behavior
    Adult
    Anorexia Nervosa
    Behavior Therapy
    Female
    Humans
    Intervention Studies
    Male
    Parent-Child Relations
    Patient Satisfaction
    Psychotherapy, Group
    Treatment Outcome

    Pub Type(s)

    Clinical Trial
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16809979

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - A group parent-training program: a novel approach for eating disorder management. AU - Zucker,N L, AU - Marcus,M, AU - Bulik,C, PY - 2006/7/1/pubmed PY - 2006/7/13/medline PY - 2006/7/1/entrez SP - 78 EP - 82 JF - Eating and weight disorders : EWD JO - Eat Weight Disord VL - 11 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To describe the rationale, development, and preliminary acceptability of a Group Parent Training Program (GPT) as an alternative approach for the treatment of adolescent eating disorders. METHOD: Sixteen families participated in a 16-session group treatment. After four months, parents were administered a treatment satisfaction questionnaire. RESULTS: Parent response to the intervention was positive. All parents indicated GPT was essential for the management of their child, improved general parenting skills, improved their own self-care, and decreased the burden they experienced as a result of managing their child's illness. DISCUSSION: Given the magnitude of task demands placed on a family for the management of adolescent eating disorders, there is the need for the development of effective intervention strategies that ease the stress of illness management for parents. Preliminary satisfaction data from GPT are promising and argue for a more systematic test of this intervention. SN - 1590-1262 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16809979/A_group_parent_training_program:_a_novel_approach_for_eating_disorder_management_ L2 - http://www.scholaruniverse.com/ncbi-linkout?id=16809979 ER -