Table 2

Matrix of change objectives

Behavioral OutcomesPerformance ObjectivesDeterminants
Assess patients for signs of disordered eating behaviors.Differential diagnosis• Knowledge of types and characteristics of EDs
• Knowledge of physical manifestations of EDs
• Knowledge of oral manifestations of EDs
• Perceived severity of EDs
• Perceived susceptibility to EDs
• Perceived role of the OHP
• Perceived benefits of secondary prevention
• Perceived barriers to secondary prevention
• Self-efficacy regarding differential diagnosis
Provide patient-specific oral health treatment plans.Developing patient-specific oral health treatment plans• Knowledge of oral treatment plans for oral health issues resultant from EDs
Arrange a more frequent recall.• Perceived role of the OHP
• Perceived benefits of secondary prevention
• Perceived barriers to secondary prevention
• Self-efficacy regarding development of patient-specific treatment plans
Communicate the link between disordered eating behaviors and oral health.
Refer patients for physical and mental health treatment.
Patient/provider communication• Knowledge regarding patient-specific education
• Knowledge regarding referrals
• Knowledge of effective patient-provider communication strategies regarding sensitive topics
• Perceived severity of EDs
Communicate with patient’s other health care providers.• Perceived susceptibility to EDs
• Perceived role of the OHP
• Perceived benefits of secondary prevention
• Perceived barriers to secondary prevention
• Self-efficacy regarding patient-provider communication
  • EDs=eating disorders

  • OHP=oral health professional