Abstract: Sato and Caldwell

Moderators of Treatment Outcome During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amy Sato, PhD, Psychological Sciences, Kent State University and Krista Caldwell, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, Akron Children's Hospital

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, youth have experienced disruption in daily life and mental health has worsened. This may be especially salient among those with eating disorders due to increased stress, disturbance in daily routine, and disrupted food accessibility. The goal of the proposed project is to assess psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic among youth diagnosed with an eating disorder and to assess constructs that might buffer the effects of distress on eating pathology.