Research

TREATMENT OUTCOMES

Many potential clients and family members may ask

“Does your program work? Do you have any statistics on the benefits of treatment at your programs?”

Monte Nido & Affiliates provides a comprehensive research study, approved by an Institutional Review Board, in order to assess treatment outcomes in our programs. Specifically, our patients who consent to participate in our research study complete a series of questionnaires upon admission, transfer to a new level of care (stepping up or down), as well as upon discharge from the program. Additionally, we obtain follow-up data for patients who consent at specified time-points after their discharge. The surveys administered represent the gold standard of assessments for eating disorder pathology as well as depression, anxiety and trauma.

The purpose of these questionnaires is multifaceted. Primarily, it represents our commitment to personalized treatment planning. This data provides a snapshot of each patient’s distinctive symptom presentation on measures of eating disorder symptoms, depression, anxiety, functional impairment, and trauma reactivity. This information deepens our understanding of the clinical challenges specific to each patient and as a roadmap for exploration of the factors that may be maintaining the eating disorder. Data guides the clinical teams in developing a shared language for each patient’s experience, to build engagement and design more effective treatment plans.

In addition to guiding treatment planning, this data allows leadership to track program effectiveness and identify areas for program development. As a company, we are continually evaluating whether we are providing the most effective and evidence-based interventions to our patients. Last, this data is collected with the hope and expectation of contributing to a growing body of research and helping the field of eating disorders continue to move forward.

 

CLEMENTINE outcomes

Eating Disorder Symptoms were measured using the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire. Results indicate that on average, Clementine patients experienced clinically and statistically significant reductions in eating disorder symptoms from admission to discharge. On average, patients presented at admission with severe eating disorder symptoms relative to adolescent female community norms. Upon discharge, average patient scores on the EDE-Q were significantly reduced on all scales, suggesting clinically meaningful improvements.

 

OLIVER-PYATT CENTERS outcomes

Oliver-Pyatt Centers conducts a comprehensive research study, approved by an Institutional Review Board, in order to assess treatment outcomes in our Residential, PHP and IOP levels of care. Results indicate that patients experienced clinically and statistically significant reductions in eating disorder symptoms over the course of treatment in the Residential, PHP and IOP levels of care on nearly all scales. Additionally, results show clinically and statistically significant depression symptom reduction across levels of care.

 

MONTE NIDO outcomes

We have been evaluating the short- and long-term benefits of our services for decades, and have previously published the only peer-reviewed decade-long post-graduate outcome study on residential eating disorder clients. Our current research is an extension of our twenty-four year commitment to providing research-backed care. In addition to guiding treatment planning, this data allows leadership to track program effectiveness and identify areas for program development. As a company, we are continually evaluating whether we are providing the most effective and evidence-based interventions to our patients. Last, this data is collected with the hope and expectation of contributing to a growing body of research and helping the field of eating disorders continue to move forward.

Additionally, in 2018 Monte Nido began a comprehensive research study, approved by an Institutional Review Board, in order to assess treatment outcomes in our Residential, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) levels of care. Results indicate that patients experienced clinically and statistically significant reductions in eating disorder symptoms over the course of treatment in the Residential, PHP and IOP levels of care on nearly all scales. Additionally, results show clinically and statistically significant depression symptom reduction across levels of care.