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Optimizing prevention programs and maximizing public health impact are not the same thing

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Mond, JM, Optimizing prevention programs and maximizing public health impact are not the same thing, Eating Disorders, 24, (1) pp. 20-28. ISSN 1532-530X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/10640266.2015.1113824

Abstract

Call me pessimistic, but I am concerned that current approaches to reducing the public health burden of body dissatisfaction (BD) and eating disordered behaviour (EDB), in which efforts are focused on prevention of new cases of the most severe disorders, are unlikely to achieve the large-scale impact that we all agree is needed. The article by Austin (Austin, 2015), which I had the opportunity to review prior to writing the current piece, exemplifies such a focus and I shall use it in the current contribution to highlight my concerns, while also outlining my thoughts about the sort of alternative approach that I believe will be needed to achieve such impact.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Mond, JM (Dr Jon Mond)
ID Code:111973
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-10-18
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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