Educational or Curriculum

The PriMa Program

Initiative Description: Primary prevention program PriMa (Primary prevention of anorexia nervosa in preadolescent girls). The program is designed for 11–13 years old girls, is delivered by teachers and consists of nine 45-minute sessions based on teaching exercises (e.g. role plays, exercises, analyses of film sequences, poster discussions) regarding the most relevant issues related to AN.

Study Results: Increase of body self-esteem after program participation and remained stable over time.

Reference: Adametz, L., Richter, F., Strauss, B., Walther, M., Wick, K., & Berger, U. (2017). Long term effectiveness of a school-based primary prevention program for anorexia nervosa: A 7-to 8-year follow-up. Eating Behaviors, 25, 42–50.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good