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Many patients with disordered eating will not present with objective manifestations such as low BMI, physical exam findings, or electrolyte abnormalities. Among patients that meet DSM-V criteria for an eating disorder, the majority do not fit criteria for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, but instead fall into a category known as "Otherwise specified feeding and eating disorders." As such, it can be difficult to identify these patients. This project proposes adding 2 validated screening questions to outpatient intake forms, or incorporating them into patient visits, to identify disordered eating among high-risk groups.
Thomas Chittenden Health Center
Eating disorder, Disordered eating, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, OSFED, screening
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Purks, Julia B., "Screening for Disordered Eating Among High-Risk Groups" (2021). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 707.