Discussing Program Costs and Benefit Peer Response

 

 

 

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·         Response Guidelines

 

Respond to at least one of your peers. Your responses are expected to be substantive in nature and reference the assigned readings, as well as other theoretical, empirical, or professional literature to support your views and writings. Your peer response needs to be supported with at least two references.

 

 

 

Cost benefit analysis is an essential component of any program evaluation. Furthermore, ensuring that resources are allocated effectively will produce the greatest degree of change and is often essential in operating public services.   

 

       Considering a DBT-based intervention program for female athletes with eating disorders, making the case to stakeholders of the value of the program and benefits of the program are a necessary step. One of the most effective means of demonstrating the value and need of such a program is through the generation of awareness and education relating to eating disorders in sport. Ensuring that those involved with the development and training of these athletes can recruit and garner their support for such interventions. Moreover, aligning with parents, guardians and other athletes in advocating through psychoeducation can be a very productive way to gain support for the program.

 

In justifying the cost of the program to stakeholders, it can be a very valuable exercise to highlight the long-term cost implications of comorbidities associated with EDs. Yeo & Hughes (2011) discuss the benefit of early detection and treatment in ED, which highlights the need to be proactive in providing meaningful intervention strategies to combat and alleviate this particularly devastating disorder amd its long term health implications. 

 

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Yeo, M., & Hughes, E. (2011). Eating disorders: Early identification in general practice. Australian Family Physician, 40(3), 108-11. Retrieved from https://library.capella.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.library.capella.edu/docview/858024582?accountid=27965