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.
Nursing education perspectives
Phillips, Kathryn and LoGiudice, Jenna A., "Practices and Attitudes of Nursing Students Toward Patients With Disordered Eating Behaviors" (2019). Nursing and Health Studies Faculty Publications. 206.
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.
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