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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Eating disorders in Veterans: Risk, resilience, and service use
Principal Investigator:

Karen S Mitchell

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2019 - July 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $62,255
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background Eating disorders (EDs) likely affect a significant proportion of female and male Veterans; however, they remain understudied and under-treated in VA. Individuals with EDs are likely to be high users of medical care, which is at least partly due to the physical complications of EDs. Nonetheless, EDs often go undetected in general medical settings, unless providers screen for them. Currently, the VA does not routinely screen for EDs; thus, enhancing VA's capacity nationally to provide c...

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