A qualitative study on the experiences of young adults with eating disorders transferring from pediatric to adult care.

@article{Dimitropoulos2015AQS,
  title={A qualitative study on the experiences of young adults with eating disorders transferring from pediatric to adult care.},
  author={Gina Dimitropoulos and Al{\`e}ne Toulany and Jessica Herschman and Adrienne H. Kovacs and Cathleen Steinegger and Jillian Bardsley and Simarjot Sandhu and Caitlin Gregory and Patricia Anne Colton and Joanna K. Anderson and Miriam Kaufman},
  journal={Eating disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={144-62}
}
The study's objective was to identify systemic facilitators and barriers of transferring young adults (ages 17-21) with eating disorders from pediatric to adult health and mental health services. Qualitative interviews were conducted and three themes emerged: (a) difficulties navigating care during the transfer period; (b) challenges achieving and maintaining recovery due to systemic barriers after the transfer of care;and (c) recommendations for facilitating the transfer between systems of… CONTINUE READING
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