Project Title: Developing Canadian Practice Guidelines for Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders – A Knowledge Synthesis
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Couturier
My Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Source: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Child and adolescent eating disorders are serious mental health concerns. This project involves researchers, clinicians, as well as patient and parent advocates. Using the GRADE approach, our goal is to synthesize the available evidence on psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions to develop a clinical practice guideline for the treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders. The development of this guideline will serve as the foundation upon which to create a community of practitioners (e.g. social workers, psychologists, physicians, etc., ) committed to systematically integrating evidence into clinical practice. This project will produce the first Canadian guideline on the treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents, and a new and sustainable collaboration of researchers, clinicians, parents and youth interested in evidence-based treatment in this field.