A transcultural outcome study of adolescent eating disorders
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 79750
Author(s) Steinhausen, H C; Boyadjieva, S; Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, M; Seidel, R; Winkler Metzke, C
Author(s) at UniBasel Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Year 2000
Title A transcultural outcome study of adolescent eating disorders
Journal Acta psychiatrica scandinavica
Volume 101
Number 1
Pages / Article-Number 60-6
Keywords eating disorder, adolescence, outcome

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the treatment and outcome of adolescent eating disorders in an international study including Western and Eastern European clinical and research centres. METHOD: A total of 138 patients with adolescent onset of an eating disorder (primarily anorexia nervosa) were followed-up after a mean interval of 5 years after first admission. RESULTS: On average, the patients had spent 25% of the total follow-up period in either in-patient or out-patient treatment. Half of them required a second hospitalization and a quarter required a third hospitalization for the eating disorder. At follow-up, 68% of the total sample did not have an eating disorder. The prediction of outcome revealed different patterns of risk variables depending on the type of criterion. CONCLUSION: The outcome of adolescent eating disorders is relatively similar across cultures, and better than in patients with later onset of the disorder.

Publisher Munksgaard
ISSN/ISBN 0001-690X
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A5838935
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1034/j.1600-0447.2000.101001060.x
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10674951
ISI-Number WOS:000084821200008
Document type (ISI) Journal Article

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