Document Type

Article

Article Version

Post-print

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

Disordered eating (DE) behaviors are associated with obesity and eating disorders. This study describes practices and attitudes of nursing students toward patients exhibiting DE and how personal DE behaviors affect practices and attitudes. Most respondents had a mental health rotation (74.7 percent) and DE education (68 percent); however, only 34.7 percent felt prepared to screen for DE, and only 44 percent were taught to screen. Those scoring high for DE behaviors (n = 7) indicated greater rates of feeling prepared to screen. This knowledge can help nurse educators design curricula to increase the preparation of nurses to address DE behaviors.

Comments

Copyright © 2019 National League for Nursing, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

The author post-print has been archived here with permission from the copyright holder.

Publication Title

Nursing education perspectives

Published Citation

Phillips, K. E., & LoGiudice, J. A. (2019). Practices and Attitudes of Nursing Students Toward Patients With Disordered Eating Behaviors. Nursing education perspectives. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000449.

DOI

10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000449

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