Treatment Delivery Strategies for Eating Disorders

Paulo P.P. Machado; Tânia F. Rodrigues


Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2019;32(6):498-503. 

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Implications for Research

Recent developments in mobile devices hardware, and the web programming, have made it possible to adapt early self-help interventions to a more interactive and readily available format. Previous reviews[21] have showed that interventions that use multiple media channels (e.g., written material, video), and provide frequent and personalized feedback tend to be more engaging, and thus less vulnerable to attrition and potentially more efficacious. However, this definitely needs to be further tested.

Future studies should focus on newly available versions of previous apps and programs, and compare its efficacy to treatment as usual, as well as assess its cost-effectiveness. Although, face-to-face ESI have shown to be superior to m-Health interventions, studies have not compared these to treatment as usual, which is frequently not based on ESI.