Thompson, Amy; Smith, Carla; Hunt, Barry; Sharp, Cathy
September 2006
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3/4, p158
Academic Journal
This investigation assessed health teachers' perceptions and teaching practices regarding disordered eating behaviors. Surveys (n=600) were mailed to a random sample of high school health teachers. The 32-item survey utilized several theoretical constructs. Most respondents (88%) agreed that health teachers should provide disordered eating behavior education, yet 25% currently do not. The majority of respondents (84%) could confidently refer students to receive help for disordered eating but only 36% indicated they had a cooperative referral plan. Findings delineate the perceived importance of disordered eating as a health problem in high schools and the role health teachers can play in prevention.


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