Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Karen Macauley, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
Purpose: This project was anticipated to demonstrate an increase in the number of those diagnosed with BED according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) 5 criteria, diagnosed with ICD-10 code F50.8 or R63.2 and treated according to best practice guidelines.
Background: Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States, more than both anorexia and bulimia combined. It affects 3.5 percent of women, 2 percent of men and 30 percent of those seeking weight management.
Design: This evidenced-based project consisted of a retrospective analysis of 150 patients seen in a weight management clinic setting since implementing the ICD-10 coding system 02/09/16.
Findings: Results demonstrated the prevalence of BED in this weight management center was 27.5%, 44% were diagnosed with an ICD 10 code, and approximately 20% were provided with evidence based treatments.
Clinical Implications: Understanding the prevalence of BED demonstrates the need for increased screening methods to optimize the likelihood patients obtain empirically supported treatment.
Digital USD Citation
Kittleson, Kimberly M. DNP, FNP and Macauley, Karen PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, "Prevalence of Binge Eating Disorder in an Insurance-Based Weight Management Center" (2017). Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts. 44.