Journal of Child and Family Studies

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 728–737

Short-Term Outcomes of a 12-Step Program among Women with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Eating Disorders

Invited Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10826-010-9362-y

Cite this article as:
McAleavey, K. J Child Fam Stud (2010) 19: 728. doi:10.1007/s10826-010-9362-y


I examined the short-term effectiveness of a 12-Step, inpatient program incorporated into a multimodal approach to the treatment of eating disorders, and the differences among individuals with different types of eating disorders. Results showed that at the 6-month follow-up, all individuals were within the pathological range on all subscales of the EDI-2 instrument. No statistically significant differences were found between the groups on any of the demographic characteristics. Fourteen of the 42 subjects (33.3%) identified themselves as abstinent or devoid of undesirable eating behaviors at the 6-month time period, with 23.8% identified as being at least “somewhat” in relapse.


12-Step Eating disorders EDI-2 Treatment outcome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EDUC/SPED/SOWKLongwood UniversityFarmvilleUSA

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