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Active waiting list management: potential usefulness in a community eating disorders service

Jenkins, P. E., Turner, H. and Morton, L. (2014) Active waiting list management: potential usefulness in a community eating disorders service. Eating Disorders, 22 (1). pp. 72-81. ISSN 1064-0266

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2014.857523

Abstract/Summary

We explored the usefulness of an initiative for managing a treatment waiting list in a community eating disorders service. We sent 108 patients awaiting treatment an opt-in letter and, if necessary, a reminder 3 weeks later. Those who opted in were compared with those who did not. Of those receiving the letter, 67.6% opted in and did not differ significantly from those who opted out on measures of eating disorder pathology and general functioning. However, they had waited less time. Opt-in letters may help to identify those who no longer want to access services, thereby allowing resources to be directed towards those who still want treatment.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:No Reading authors. Back catalogue items
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience
ID Code:76095
Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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