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Table 5 Statements with notable discrepancies between professionals’ and people with lived experience’s ratings

From: Development of guidelines for giving community presentations about eating disorders: a Delphi study

  Professionals Lived Experience
  Inclusion (%) Helpful (%) Inclusion Helpful (%)
Lived experience speakers – Do no harm
LE Speakers should... be prepared to address common myths about eating disorders (18+)a 45.45 60.00 93.33 93.33
Content – Multimedia and images
Authors should… consider showing videos that promote body image media literacy (12–17) 81.82 90.00 57.14 64.29
Content – physical signs/symptoms
Authors and presenters should… explain the effects of dieting on body weight regulation (12–17) 90.91 100.00 57.14 57.14
Presentations should… explain that dieting often causes weight gain (12–17) 90.91 100 50.00 42.86
Presentations should… explain that dieting often causes weight gain (18+) 90.91 100 53.33 46.67
Content – discussing recovery
Authors and presenters should... explain that most people who recover from an eating disorder do so with the support of both trained professionals, family and/or friends, rather than on their own. (12–17)a 81.82 80.00 53.85 53.85
Authors and presenters should... explain that most people who recover from an eating disorder do so with the support of both trained professionals, family and/or friends, rather than on their own. (18+)a 81.82 80.00 57.14 57.14
  1. aendorsed in round 2