Case management at an outpatient unit for severe and enduring eating disorder patients at Stockholm Centre for Eating Disorders: a study protocol
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Eating Disorders, ISSN 0276-3478, E-ISSN 1098-108X, Vol. 4, 24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Patients with severe and enduring eating disorders (SEED) are seriously ill and have a low quality of life. Case management (CM), originally developed for adult patients with severe mental disabilities, has been shown to enhance social functioning and improve quality of life, while reducing the number and length of hospitalizations. In 2014, a special unit based on CM, for patients with SEED (the Eira unit) was started at Stockholm Centre for Eating Disorders, Sweden.
Method/Design: This study aims to investigate if CM can improve SEED patients' quality of life, and reduce their eating disorder symptoms as well as their health care consumption. Methods for data collection are a semi-structured diagnostic interview, self-report questionnaires, and a qualitative interview. The diagnostic interview and the self-report assessments will be done at start of treatment and at follow-ups after 1, 2, and 3years. The qualitative interview will be conducted 1 year after start of treatment. The study is approved by the ethical review board in Stockholm in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration.
Discussion: CM is a possible new contribution to the treatment methods for SEED. It does not aim at remission, but rather to accept life as it is, and to enhance quality of life in the presence of the ED. This study will investigate the potential benefits of this novel intervention in a special unit for SEED patients.
Trail Registration: Clinicaltrials.gov Id: NCT02897622.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, United Kingdom: BioMed Central, 2016. Vol. 4, 24
Eating disorders, Case management, SEED, AN, Quality of life
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53354DOI: 10.1186/s40337-016-0121-3PubMedID: 27800159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53354DiVA: diva2:1044240