Family Experience with Eating Disorders Scale: Congruence of Child and Parent Perceptions of Family Environment

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153880
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Presentation
Title:
Family Experience with Eating Disorders Scale: Congruence of Child and Parent Perceptions of Family Environment
Abstract:
Family Experience with Eating Disorders Scale: Congruence of Child and Parent Perceptions of Family Environment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Folse, Victoria N., PhD, APRN, BC, LCPC
P.I. Institution Name:Illinois Wesleyan University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Kathleen M. Hoff, BSN, RN
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The family plays a significant role in the development and maintenance of eating disorders, and may be equally influential in recovery. The deliberate use of an instrument that addresses the perceived family environment is useful in engaging the family in treatment and enhancing treatment outcomes. The Family Experience with Eating Disorders Scale (FEEDS) addresses the psychometric deficits common in existing general family assessment instruments and captures family dynamics specific to eating disorders. The 53-item FEEDS was designed to illicit the parental perception of the family environment and assesses family dynamics specific to eating disorders, including family relationships, interactional skills, and modeling of weight, shape, and eating.  The purpose of this study was to test the degree of congruence in parent-child perceptions of family dynamics using a newly developed client version of the FEEDS. Moreover, a scoring rubric was created for clinical use based on previously normed data comparing parental responses between families whose child had either an eating disorder, a non-eating disorder psychiatric disorder, or no mental health condition. Methods: Using a convenience sample of 25 matched parent-child dyads, this paper examines additional psychometric properties of the FEEDS and evaluates its appropriateness for use in clinical practice beyond its initial development for research purposes. Results: Adequate levels of reliability as measured by Cronbach's alphas were established. Pearson product moment correlations and independent t-tests did not support differences between parent and child perceptions on subscale totals, but did yield statistically significant differences on select items in the Interactional Skills and Modeling of Weight, Shape, and Eating subscales. Conclusion: The outcome of this study has clinical and research implications; the consistent use of the FEEDS (Parent and Child Versions) can guide the direction of therapy when familial factors are identified at the onset of treatment and incorporated into the plan of care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamily Experience with Eating Disorders Scale: Congruence of Child and Parent Perceptions of Family Environmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153880-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Family Experience with Eating Disorders Scale: Congruence of Child and Parent Perceptions of Family Environment</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Folse, Victoria N., PhD, APRN, BC, LCPC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Illinois Wesleyan University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vfolse@iwu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathleen M. Hoff, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The family plays a significant role in the development and maintenance of eating disorders, and may be equally influential in recovery. The deliberate use of an instrument that addresses the perceived family environment is useful in engaging the family in treatment and enhancing treatment outcomes. The Family Experience with Eating Disorders Scale (FEEDS) addresses the psychometric deficits common in existing general family assessment instruments and captures family dynamics specific to eating disorders. The 53-item FEEDS was designed to illicit the parental perception of the family environment and assesses family dynamics specific to eating disorders, including family relationships, interactional skills, and modeling of weight, shape, and eating.&nbsp;&nbsp;The purpose of this study was to test the degree of congruence in parent-child perceptions of family dynamics using a newly developed client version of the FEEDS. Moreover, a scoring rubric was created for clinical use based on previously normed data comparing parental responses between families whose child had either an eating disorder, a non-eating disorder psychiatric disorder, or no mental health condition. Methods: Using a convenience sample of 25 matched parent-child dyads, this paper examines additional psychometric properties of the FEEDS and evaluates its appropriateness for use in clinical practice beyond its initial development for research purposes. Results: Adequate levels of reliability as measured by Cronbach's alphas were established. Pearson product moment correlations and independent t-tests did not support differences between parent and child perceptions on subscale totals, but did yield statistically significant differences on select items in the Interactional Skills and Modeling of Weight, Shape, and Eating subscales. Conclusion: The outcome of this study has clinical and research implications; the consistent use of the FEEDS (Parent and Child Versions) can guide the direction of therapy when familial factors are identified at the onset of treatment and incorporated into the plan of care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:34:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:34:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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