Needs Assessment for the Development of a Primary Care-Based Intervention for Adolescent Eating Disorders


About this study

The purpose of this study is to collect qualitative data from multidisciplinary providers within the CPAM and Family Medicine departments, former adolescent eating disorder patients and their parents on the subject of eating disorder assessment and management needs in primary care. Also, to develop a manual for the treatment of adolescent restrictive eating disorders in primary care (FBT-P).



Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Eligible Provider Participants:
    • Must be part of Community Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (CPAM) or Family Medicine departments. 
    • Must be either a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant and have some experience working with an adolescent population. 
  • Eligible Adolescent Participants:
    • Must either have a history of a restrictive eating disorder (defined as having some degree of weight loss as a symptom), which is currently in remission, and for which they received successful FBT treatment, or currently be enrolled in FBT treatment for a restrictive eating disorder, but have non-impairing symptoms (e.g. be in stage 2 or 3 of FBT treatment).
    • Eating disorder status will be determined through consultation with referring provider.  
  • Eligible Parent Participants:
    • Must have a child with a history of a restrictive eating disorder (defined as having some degree of weight loss as a symptom), which is currently in remission, and for which the family received successful FBT treatment.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • No exclusion criteria for provider participants. 
  • Adolescent and parent participants will be excluded if they/their child have an active and impairing eating disorder.
    • In the event a participant/ participant’s child is determined to have an active and impairing eating disorder the family will be referred to IBH services, or specialty care services as needed.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jocelyn Lebow, Ph.D., L.P.

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Contact information:

Jocelyn Lebow Ph.D., L.P.

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