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Consensus on the assessment of disordered eating in pregnancy: an international Delphi study

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Bannatyne, AJ and Hughes, R and Stapleton, P and Watt, B and MacKenzie-Shalders, K, Consensus on the assessment of disordered eating in pregnancy: an international Delphi study, Archives of Women's Mental Health pp. 1-8. ISSN 1434-1816 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature 2017

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00737-017-0806-x

Abstract

© 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature This study aimed to assess and develop consensus on the assessment of disordered eating in pregnancy. A three-round modified Delphi approach was used. Participants were international clinicians and researchers (N = 26) with extensive knowledge on and/or clinical experience with eating disorders, particularly in relation to pregnancy and/or women’s health. Clear consensus among the panel, defined as 75% agreement, was reached regarding the assessment of disordered eating in pregnancy, in addition to potential assessment methods. Antenatal assessment of disordered eating was perceived to be crucial and ideally occur in a routine manner. Despite agreement that various assessment methods would be relevant in assessing disordered eating in pregnancy, psychometrically sound brief screening instruments were perceived to be most feasible for practitioners and women accessing antenatal care; however, these instruments must be pregnancy-specific and delivered in an authentic and caring manner to be beneficial.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Disordered eating, Eating disorders, Pregnancy, Antenatal care, Delphi, Assessment
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Hughes, R (Mr Roger Hughes)
ID Code:123774
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2018-01-25
Last Modified:2018-03-21
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