We understand how difficult it is to see loved ones suffer from an eating disorder. Even more so, many people with eating disorders are accompanied by other struggles, such as anxiety or depression.
Through research, we have found that treatment at McCallum Place improves not only eating disorder struggles, but also anxiety, depression, and quality of life. The majority of our patients (75%) participate in research with us, which includes the following self-report assessments: Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q), Clinical Impairment Assessment (CIA), Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ), and World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS). We have also recently added in the Eating Pathology Symptoms Inventory (EPSI), Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R), and the Compulsive Exercise Test (CET).
Patients complete assessments upon admission and discharge, as well as every 30 days during the course of treatment. In addition, patients fill out assessments online at various time points following discharge. We also ask demographic questions and track BMIs.
Results indicate that overall, patients have significantly decreased eating disorder thoughts and behaviors, decreased anxiety and depression, and increased quality of life upon discharge.
Patients with Anorexia Nervosa also demonstrate significantly higher weights at discharge, putting most in a healthy BMI range.
Furthermore, patients maintain significant improvement during the year following discharge from McCallum Place.