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Barriers to identifying eating disorders in pregnancy and in the postnatal period: a qualitative approach

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Bye, Amanda
Shawe, Jill
Bick, Debra
Easter, Abigail
Kash-Macdonald, Megan
Published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2018, vol. 18, no. 1
Abstract Eating Disorders (ED) are mental health disorders that typically effect women of childbearing age and are associated with adverse maternal and infant outcomes. UK healthcare guidance recommends routine enquiry for current and past mental illness in antenatal and postnatal care for all women, and that pregnant women with a known ED are offered enhanced monitoring and support. Midwives and health visitors are ideally placed to identify and support women with ED as they are often the primary point of contact during the antenatal and postnatal periods. However, research on the barriers to identifying ED in the perinatal period is limited. This study aimed to understand the barriers to disclosure and identification of ED in pregnancy and postnatally as perceived by women with past or current ED, and midwives and health visitors working in the UK National Health Service.
Keywords BarriersDisclosureEating DisordersIdentificationPregnancyQualitative research
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PMID: 29759082
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Research group Troubles de l'alimentation, des comportements alimentaires et autres troubles associés (996)
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BYE, Amanda et al. Barriers to identifying eating disorders in pregnancy and in the postnatal period: a qualitative approach. In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2018, vol. 18, n° 1. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:117605

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