Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Assessing the Impact of Weighted Blankets on Anxiety for Patients With Eating Disorders in an Inpatient Setting: A Randomized Control Trial Pilot
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Denver Health ACUTE Center For Eating Disorders, Denver, CO, USA
  • Denver Health ACUTE Center For Eating Disorders, Denver, CO, USA
  • Denver Health ACUTE Center For Eating Disorders, Denver, CO, USA
  • Denver Health ACUTE Center For Eating Disorders, Denver, CO, USA
  • Denver Health ACUTE Center For Eating Disorders, Denver, CO, USA
  • Denver Health ACUTE Center For Eating Disorders, Denver, CO, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Assessing the Impact of Weighted Blankets on Anxiety for Patients With Eating Disorders in an Inpatient Setting: A Randomized Control Trial Pilot
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515404. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5511
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515404. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5511
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

An RCT that assesses the efficacy of weighted blankets on anxiety for patients with severe anorexia nervosa (AN) and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) in an inpatient medical setting. The results demonstrate clinical significance, advancing the field of OT as it supports the use of a sensory intervention to positively impact psychological and emotional states of a patient population with limited evidence to support best practices.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rachel Ohene

Additional Authors and Speakers: Christina Logan

Contributing Authors: Ashlie Watters, Figaro Loresto, Kathryn Eron, Philip Mehler