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Table 5 The reported need of both matched and unmatched mentees

From: Preliminary examination of a mentor-based program for eating disorders

Topic % Endorsing need
1. Dealing with triggers from family and environment 17
2. Managing or reducing eating disorder thought and behaviors 14
3. Finding enough quality support services 19
4. Lack of access to professional treatment 14
5. Lack of willingness to seek treatment 11
6. Lack of understanding or support from family and friends 11
7. Support offered by family and friends isn’t what is needed 12
8. Managing relationships with peers, family, friends, colleagues, society 17
9. Asking for and accepting help from others 18
10. Choosing who to ask for help 15
11. Managing relapses 18
12. Body dissatisfaction and poor body image 20
13. Setting and working towards recovery goals 18
14. Dealing with weight stabilization 22
15. Following a meal plan 22
16. Grocery shopping/eating out/food-based socializing 22
17. Learning to name, feel, and deal with emotions 24
18. Finding time for recovery amidst other obligations 20
19. Setting and honoring boundaries 13
20. Choosing recovery 14
21. Finding reasons to recover 16
22. Using my voice and expressing needs, wants, desires, and boundaries 16
23. Staying motivated and committed to doing the hard work of recovery 12
24. Intimacy and relationship challenges, fears, and issues 19
25. Finding and expressing preferences, skills, talents, and identity outside of “Ed” 17
26. Building meaning and quality of life into the recovery process 20
27. Other co-occurring recovery issues with addiction, trauma, abuse, self-harm, depression, anxiety, etc. 23
  1. N=107.