OBJECTIVE: The authors examined predictors of premature dropout from a voluntary specialized inpatient treatment program for anoreixia nervosa.
METHOD: One hundred sixty-six consecutive patients with anorexia nervosa received an admission assessment that consisted of a diagnostic interview and psychometric measures of core eating pathololgy and associated psychopathology. Survival analysis was used to examine the rate timing, and prediction of dropout. Predictors included a variety of clinical, demographic, and psychometric variables. RESULTS: Compared with program completers, program dropouts were more likely to have the binge eating/purging type of anorexia nervosa (65% versus 26%), had lower restraint scores, and reported more intense maturity fears and concerns about weight. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with the binge eating/purging type of anorexia nervosa are significantly less likely to complete inpatient treatment for the disorders.
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What do you guys think should be done to better assist those with the binge/purge form of anorexia? Do you feel ignored if you are a binge/purge anorexic (I get annoyed whenever I read something along the lines of people digesting 50% of the food they binge on because if it were true I wouldn't be anywhere near anorexic- basically the text book is telling me my problem doesn't exist)
Really any comments are welcome, I just found this interesting.