#OTalk 18 February 2014 – Occupational Therapy and Eating Disorders

The week of 24th February – 2nd March 2014 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Leading up to this, we’re having an #OTalk about eating disorders and occupational therapy on 18 February 2014 at 8pm GMT (click the link for your local time), which @pd2ot will be co-hosting with me (@geekyOT). You don’t need to be an occupational therapist to participate – anyone with an interest in eating disorders is welcome.

Check out my blog post ‘What do you know about eating disorders and occupational therapy?‘ for a range of resources you may find interesting/useful, and please recommend any additional resources in the comments.

If you are new to tweetchats, have a look at this guide by our AnzOTalk colleagues and feel free to get in touch with me if you get stuck. Hope to see you there!


Healthcare# seems to have done something a little strange and the first few tweets are out of order… but looks ok after that!

Link to the Healthcare Hashtag transcript…

PDF of the transcript…18th Feb 2014



  1. This may be quite long so I apologise in advance! But here is a list of some publications and articles that I found useful/interesting when writing my dissertation.

    Andersen, A, E. 2001, “Progress in eating disorders research”, American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 158, no. 4, pp. 515-518.

    Aveyard, H. 2010, Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide, 2nd edn, Open University Press, Berkshire.

    Bardone-Cone, A, M. & Cass, K, M. 2006, “Investigating the Impact of Pro-Anorexia Websites: A Pilot Study”, European Eating Disorders Review, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 256-262.

    Becker, A, E., Burwell, R, A., Herzog, D, B., Hamburg, P. & Gilman, S, E. 2002, “Eating behaviours and attitudes following prolonged exposure to television among ethnic Fijian adolescent girls”, The British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 180, no. 1, pp. 509-514.

    Brown, T, A, M., Fowler, L., Campbell, R. & Shennan, D, B. 2012, “Effectiveness of short-term, community- and school-based strategies aimed at tackling childhood obesity”, Journal of Pediatric Sciences, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 117-125.

    Caccavale, L, J., Farhat, T. & Iannotti, R, J. 2012, “Social engagement in adolescence moderates the association between weight status and body image”, Body Image, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 221-226.

    Cash, T, F. & Pruzinsky, T. 2002, Body image: A handbook for theory, research, and clinical practice, Guilford Press, New York.

    College of Occupational Therapists. 2010, Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. COT, London.

    College of Occupational Therapists. 2012, “Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2012” [online]. Available at: http://www.cot.co.uk/news/cotss-mental-health/eating-disorders-awareness-week-2012. [Accessed 23rd February 2012].

    Crisp, A.H. 2000, “Stigmatisation of people with mental illnesses”, British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 177, no. 1, pp. 4-7.

    Cutcliffe, J. & Ward, M. 2007, Critiquing Nursing Research, 2nd edn, Quay Books Division, London.

    Darcy, A, M., Doyle, A, C., Lock, J., Peebles, R., Doyle, P. & Le Grange, D. 2012, “The eating disorders examination in adolescent males with anorexia nervosa: How does it compare to adolescent females?”, International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 110-114.

    DeBraganza, N. & Hausenblas, H, A. 2010, “Media Exposure of the Ideal Physique on Women’s Body Dissatisfaction and Mood : The Moderating Effects of Ethnicity”, Journal of Black Studies, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 700-716.
    Derenne, J, L., Beresin, E, V. 2006, “Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders”, Academic Psychiatry, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 257-261.

    Dittmar, H., Halliwell, E. & Ive, S. 2006, “Does Barbie Make Girls Want to Be Thin? The Effect of Experimental Exposure to Images of Dolls on the Body Image of 5 to 8 Year-Old Girls”, Developmental Psychology, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 283-292.

    Dohnt, H, K. & Tiggemann. 2005, “Peer influences on body image and dieting awareness in young girls”, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 103-116.

    Dohnt, H, K. & Tiggemann. 2006, “Body Image Concerns in Young Girls: The Role of Peers and Media Prior to Adolescence”, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 141-151.

    Dove. 2004, “Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty” [online]. Available at: http://www.dove.co.uk/current-campaigns/self-esteem.html. [Accessed 25th February 2012].

    Gardiner, C. & Brown, N. 2010, “Is there a role for occupational therapy within a specialist child and adolescent mental health eating disorder service?”, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 38-43.

    Garfinkel, P, E. 2002, “Classification and diagnosis of eating disorders.” in: Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook, ed. C, G. Fairburn & K, D.
    Brownwell, Guilford Press, New York, pp. 155-161.

    Hek, G., Judd, M. & Moule, P. 2002, Making Sense of Research: An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners, 2nd edn, Continuum, London.

    Johnson, J, G., Spitzer, R, L. & Williams, J, B, W. 2001, “Health problems, impairment and illnesses associated with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder among primary care and obstetric gynaecology patients”, Psychological Medicine, vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 1455-1466.

    Kloczko, E. & Ikiugu, M, N. 2006, “The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Treatment of Adolescents with Eating Disorders as Perceived by Mental Health Therapists”, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 63-83.

    Laird-Birmingham, C., Su, J., Hlynsky, J, A., Goldner, E, M. & Gao, M. 2005, “The Mortality rate from anorexia nervosa”, International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 143-146.

    Le Grange, D. & Lock, J. 2011, Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Clinical Handbook, Guildford Press, New York.

    Lock, L, G. & Pepin, G. 2011, “Eating Disorders.” in: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation, ed. C. Brown & V, C. Stoffel, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, pp. 123-142.
    Natenshon, A, H. 2003, “Eating Disorders.” in: The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Treatment of Adolescents with Eating Disorders as Perceived by Mental Health Therapists, ed. E. Kloczko & M, N. Ikiugu, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 63-83.

    National Advisory Group. 2009, A Proposed National Strategy on Body Image. National Advisory Group, Australia.

    National Eating Disorders Association. 2008, Impact of eating disorders on cognitive abilities and functioning in school. National Eating Disorders Association, New York.

    National Eating Disorders Association. 2008a, Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with eating disorders. National Eating Disorders Association, New York.

    National Health Service Quality Improvement Scotland. 2006, Eating Disorders in Scotland: Recommendations for Management and Treatment. HMSO, Edinburgh.

    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 2004, Eating Disorders: Core interventions in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and related eating disorders. NICE, London.

    Parahoo, K. 2006, Nursing Research: Principles, Process and Issues, 2nd edn, Palgrave MacMillan, Hampshire.

    Parkinson, K, N., Drewett, R, F., Le Couteur, A, S. & Adamson, A, J. 2012, “Earlier predictors of eating disorder symptoms in 9-year-old children: A longitudinal study”, Appetite, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 57-63.

    Patrick, L. 2002, “Eating Disorders: A Review of the Literature with Emphasis on Medical Complications and Clinical Nutrition”, Alternative Medicine Review, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 184-202.

    Polivy, J. & Herman, C, P. 2002, “Causes of eating disorders”, Annual Review of Psychology, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 187-213.

    Price, B, R. & Pettijohn, T, F. 2006, “The effect of ballet dance attire on body and self-perceptions of female dancers”, Social Behavior and Personality, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 991-998.

    Public Health Resources Unit. 2006, Critical Appraisal Skills Programme, Public Health Resource Unit, Oxford.

    Robson, C. 2011, Real World Research, 2nd edn, Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford.

    Rosval, L., Steiger, H., Bruce, K., Israël, M., Richardson, J. & Aubut, M. 2006, “Impulsivity in women with eating disorders: Problem of response inhibition, planning, or attention?”, International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 590-593.
    Sackett, D, L., Rosenberg, W, M, C., Muir Gray, J, A., Haynes, R, B. & Richardson, W, S. 1996, “Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn’t”, British Medical Journal, vol. 312, no. 1, pp. 71-72.

    Scottish Executive. 2003, Let’s Get Scotland More Active: A Strategy for Physical Activity. HMSO, Edinburgh.

    Scottish Executive. 2005, Prevention and Treatment of Substance Misuse: Delivering the Right Medicine: A Strategy for Pharmaceutical Care in Scotland. HMSO, Edinburgh.

    Scottish Executive. 2006, Delivering for Mental Health. HMSO, Edinburgh.

    Scottish Government. 2010, Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Scotland: A Route Map Towards Healthy Weight. HMSO, Edinburgh.

    Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. 2011, Key to Evidence Statements and Grades of Recommendations [online]. Edinburgh. Available at: http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/50/annexb.html [Accessed 10th February 2012].

    Shearsmith-Farthing, K. 2001, “The Management of Altered Body Image: A Role for Occupational Therapy”, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 64, no. 8, pp. 387-392.

    Slater, A., Tiggemann, M., Firth, B. & Hawkins, K. 2012, “Reality Check: An Experimental Investigation of the Addition of Warning Labels to Fashion Magazine Images on Women’s Mood and Body Dissatisfaction”, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 105-112.

    Smolak, L. 2004, “Body image in children and adolescents: Where do we go from here?”, Body Image, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 15-28.

    Sowell, R, E. 2012, “The Relationship of School Uniforms to Student Attendance, Achievement and Discipline”, Liberty University, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-99.

    Stuhldreher, N., Konnopka, A., Wild, B., Herzog, W., Zipfel, S. & Lowe, B. 2012, “Cost-of-Illness Studies and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses in Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review”, International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-16.

    Swinbourne, J., Hunt, C., Abbott, M., Russell, J., St Clare, T. & Touyz, S. 2012, “The comorbidity between eating disorders and anxiety disorders: prevalence in an eating disorder sample and anxiety disorder sample”, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 118-131.

    Taylor, A, L. 2012, “Best Practice in Substance Misuse”, Archives of Disease in Childhood – Education and Practice Edition, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 64-82.

    Tiggemann, M. & Miller, J. 2010, “The Internet and Adolescent Girls’ Weight Satisfaction and Drive for Thinness”, Sex Roles, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 79-90.

    Utter, J., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Wall, M. & Story, M. 2003, “Reading Magazine Articles About Dieting and Associated Weight Control Behaviours Among Adolescents”, Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 78-82.

    Wood, J, J., Lynne-Landsman, S, D., Langer, D, A., Wood, P, A., Clark, S, L., Eddy, J, M. & Ialongo, N. 2012, “School Attendance Problems and Youth Psychopathology: Structural Cross-Lagged Regression Models in Three Longitudinal Data Sets”, Child Development, vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 351-366.

    Woolhouse, M., Day, K., Rickett, B. & Milnes, K. 2012, “’Cos girls aren’t supposed to eat like pigs are they?’ Young women negotiating gender discursive constructions of food and eating”, Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 46-56.

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