The outcome of Japanese anorexia nervosa patients treated with an inpatient therapy in an internal medicine unit

Naoko Amemiya, M. Takii, T. Hata, C. Morita, S. Takakura, K. Oshikiri, H. Urabe, S. Tokunaga, T. Nozaki, K. Kawai, N. Sudo, C. Kubo

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcome of Japanese anorexia nervosa (AN) patients who were treated with the standard Japanese inpatient therapy. METHOD: Of the 88 female AN patients treated with our inpatient therapy between January 1997 and December 2002, 67 (76.1%) who agreed to cooperate in this study were assessed by the Global Clinical Score (GCS) at admission and follow-up, 6.3±1.8 years after discharge. Their clinical characteristics at admission and discharge were also examined. RESULTS: Four (6.0%) patients had died before follow-up. BMI was significantly increased during inpatient therapy. At follow-up, excellent, much improved, symptomatic, and poor outcomes on GCS were 57.1%, 14.3%, 14.3% and 14.3%, respectively. Younger age at admission and larger BMI at discharge were significantly associated with a better outcome. DISCUSSION: This study shows the potential for the use of this method for the treatment of AN patients in countries without specialized eating disorder units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e8
JournalEating and Weight Disorders
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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