Eating Disorders (Canada) Top Priorities (priority setting in association with the JLA)

  1. What is the short- and long-term efficacy of treatment methods for AN at different ages and which ones are the best?
  2. What are the most helpful and least helpful treatment elements as identified by recovered individuals, and what long-term outcomes do they perceive them to help with?
  3. Of those diagnosed with AN, what are the rates of recovery, relapse, dropouts, and length of treatment across Canada?
  4. Once recovered/discharged from services, what is the most effective way of preventing relapse for AN patients?
  5. What are the best ways to educate healthcare professionals and educators about AN, and how does this impact early identification rates, access to services, and recovery?
  6. How could the system better support individuals with AN through transition periods so that care is streamlined and easier to navigate?
  7. What is the most effective way of treating co-occuring/comorbid disorders for individuals with AN, and should treatments occur separately or at the same time? Why?
  8. What are the effects of repeated inpatient admissions for AN patients, and should treatment be different after repeated admissions?
  9. What is the most effective way of educating families and caregivers on AN and on ways to support patients through recovery?
  10. What are the wait times across Canada for adolescent girls and women suffering from AN? Are they equitable? How can we decrease wait times for services?