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Table 3 Physicians’ agreement to usefulness of additional education and training on eating disorder-related topics

From: Emergency medicine physicians’ knowledge and perceptions of training, education, and resources in eating disorders

Topics Disagree Neutral Agree Total
n % n % n %
Assessment of patients with eating disorders in the ED 3 2.0 19 12.9 125 85.0 147
Medical complications 3 2.0 21 14.3 123 83.7 147
Suggested criteria for hospital admission 3 2.1 22 15.2 120 82.8 145
Resources for patients with eating disorders 4 2.7 29 19.6 115 77.7 148
Treatment options after ED discharge 5 3.4 30 20.3 113 76.4 148
Adult eating disorders 4 2.7 33 22.3 111 75.0 148
Pediatric eating disorders 7 4.7 31 20.9 110 74.3 148
Diagnosis of eating disorders 7 4.8 31 21.1 109 74.1 147
Diabulimia 9 6.1 50 34.0 88 59.9 147
SCOFF questionnaire for screening 18 12.3 43 29.5 85 58.2 146
Bulimia nervosa 12 8.2 52 35.4 83 56.5 147
Severe and enduring anorexia nervosa 18 12.4 47 32.4 80 55.2 145
Anorexia nervosa restrictive type 18 12.2 50 33.8 80 54.1 148
Anorexia nervosa binge-purge subtype 18 12.3 50 34.2 78 53.4 146
Binge eating disorder 18 12.3 52 35.6 76 52.1 146
Orthorexia 17 11.6 61 41.5 69 46.9 147
Avoidant/ restrictive food intake disorder 16 10.9 63 42.9 68 46.3 147
Other specified feeding or eating disorder 19 13.0 61 41.8 66 45.2 146
Food addiction 24 16.2 60 40.5 64 43.2 148
  1. Abbreviations: ED Emergency Department, SCOFF Questionnaire Sick, Control, One, Fat, Food
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