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A transcultural outcome study of adolescent eating disorders

Steinhausen, H. C. and Boyadjieva, S. and Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, M. and Seidel, R. and Winkler Metzke, C.. (2000) A transcultural outcome study of adolescent eating disorders. Acta psychiatrica scandinavica, Vol. 101, H. 1. pp. 60-66.

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Abstract

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.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Munksgaard
ISSN:0001-690X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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