Siblings of Individuals Exhibiting an Eating Disorder or Related Symptoms

This survey was designed to help both a clinician and a sibling better understand the needs of sisters and brothers with a sibling exhibiting an eating disorder or related symptoms. This survey is to be answered only by brothers or sisters who have a sibling who is experiencing or has experienced an eating disorder. Your sibling may be any age, gender, or stage of recovery or non-recovery. We are aware some responses may feel "negative" to answer. Please note, this survey is anonymous and neither you, your sibling, or your family will be identified. We would greatly appreciate your honest experience so we can learn how to create better support for siblings. Additionally, if your sibling is recovered or is deceased, please respond to some of the questions in the comment boxes below.

What is your age?

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* 1. What is your age?

What is your gender?

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* 2. What is your gender?

What is your area of residence (e.g., United States, Argentina, France, etc.)

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* 3. What is your area of residence (e.g., United States, Argentina, France, etc.)

How do you racially identify? (If you prefer not to answer, please write that in the comment box).

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* 4. How do you racially identify? (If you prefer not to answer, please write that in the comment box).

What is the age of your sibling that has been diagnosed with an eating disorder? If you do not know, please state, "I don't know" and if they have not been diagnosed, please state, "not diagnosed."

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* 5. What is the age of your sibling that has been diagnosed with an eating disorder? If you do not know, please state, "I don't know" and if they have not been diagnosed, please state, "not diagnosed."

How old is your sibling now?

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* 6. How old is your sibling now?

What is the gender of your sibling that is exhibiting an eating disorder or related symptoms?

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* 7. What is the gender of your sibling that is exhibiting an eating disorder or related symptoms?

How does your sibling racially identify? (If you prefer to not respond, please write that in the comment box.)

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* 8. How does your sibling racially identify? (If you prefer to not respond, please write that in the comment box.)

Did you recognize the eating disorder before the rest of the family? If not, did you notice unusual eating habits or other behavior changes?

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* 9. Did you recognize the eating disorder before the rest of the family? If not, did you notice unusual eating habits or other behavior changes?

What behaviors changed or what did you notice that was different in your sibling (if anything)?

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* 10. What behaviors changed or what did you notice that was different in your sibling (if anything)?

Did you notice these changes before your sibling was diagnosed with an eating disorder?

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* 11. Did you notice these changes before your sibling was diagnosed with an eating disorder?

Which eating disorder(s) or related symptoms does your sibling exhibit?

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* 12. Which eating disorder(s) or related symptoms does your sibling exhibit?

How long has your sibling been exhibiting an eating disorder or related symptoms?

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* 13. How long has your sibling been exhibiting an eating disorder or related symptoms?

Do you think your sibling experience other issues besides the eating disorder (e.g., alcoholism, depression, social anxiety, etc)?

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* 14. Do you think your sibling experience other issues besides the eating disorder (e.g., alcoholism, depression, social anxiety, etc)?

Is your sibling getting treatment?

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* 15. Is your sibling getting treatment?

Do you participate in family therapy?

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* 16. Do you participate in family therapy?

If so, what kind?

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* 17. If so, what kind?

Do you think family therapy is helpful and/or supportive for you?

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* 18. Do you think family therapy is helpful and/or supportive for you?

If not, where do you find support (e.g., friends, extended family, relatives, online, etc)?

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* 19. If not, where do you find support (e.g., friends, extended family, relatives, online, etc)?

Do you think there is anything missing for your own support? (Please respond for both the past and present.)

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* 20. Do you think there is anything missing for your own support? (Please respond for both the past and present.)

What do you wish was different in treatment and/or support?

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* 21. What do you wish was different in treatment and/or support?

Do you want to be involved in your sibling's treatment? If so, how? (Please respond in comment box.)

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* 22. Do you want to be involved in your sibling's treatment? If so, how? (Please respond in comment box.)

Do you participate in individual therapy? (Please note in the comment box if it is in the past and/or present.)

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* 23. Do you participate in individual therapy? (Please note in the comment box if it is in the past and/or present.)

How good is your relationship with your sibling compared to most?

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* 24. How good is your relationship with your sibling compared to most?

Is your sibling:

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* 25. Is your sibling:

In general, how satisfied are you with your relationship with your parents?

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* 26. In general, how satisfied are you with your relationship with your parents?

Is there anything else that would help meet your needs that was not otherwise addressed in the questions above?

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* 27. Is there anything else that would help meet your needs that was not otherwise addressed in the questions above?

Has there been an impact on the quality of your relationship with your sibling due to the eating disorder? If your sibling has has died, please comment in the box below.

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* 28. Has there been an impact on the quality of your relationship with your sibling due to the eating disorder? If your sibling has has died, please comment in the box below.

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