Eating Disorders Programme

The Eating Disorders Programme (EDP) is a service specifically oriented to meet the needs of people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The objective of the programme is to address the physical, psychological, and social issues arising as a result of an eating disorder, in an attempt to resolve and overcome many of the struggles associated with it.

The programme is a multidisciplinary programme with an emphasis on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) treatment model, which is applied throughout inpatient, day patient, and outpatient treatment stages, as needed by the service user.The programme is structured into three stages. Following a Prompt Assessment of Needs (PAON) by the Referral and Assessment Service, a service user is assessed at the Dean Clinic. The typical care pathway then involves inpatient care, day care, and follow-up outpatient care.

The results for all outcome measures utilised are reported in the full Outcomes Report, but, for the purpose of this summary, the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) is reported below. The EDE-Q is a self-reporting version of the Eating Disorder Examination, which is considered to be the “gold standard” measure of eating disorder psychopathology. The pre- and post-programme results for both inpatients and day patients showed significant improvements in the EDE-Q Global scores in 2018.

EDE-Q Global Score

Pre- and post-inpatient programme

Pre- and post-day patient programme

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