Educational or Curriculum

PriMa Program

Initiative Description: Each lesson begins with a specially designed poster. On each poster, a Barbie doll in the role of a girl on her way to AN is presented (e.g. first lesson: Barbie is winning a model competition and everyone is acclaiming her). The authors provide profound access and unexpected insights concerning patients, their families and the associated social implications of AN. Group discussion and interactions are then encouraged.

Study Results: Improved knowledge and self-esteem

Reference: Wick, K., Brix, C., Bormann, B., Sowa, M., Strauss, B., & Berger, U. (2011). Real-world effectiveness of a German school-based intervention for primary prevention of anorexia nervosa in preadolescent girls. Preventive Medicine, 52(2), 152-158. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.11.022

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good