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


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-009716
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-009716

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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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 us for help.

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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