These authors contributed equally to this work
Mandometer treatment not superior to treatment as usual for anorexia nervosa†
Article first published online: 25 APR 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 45, Issue 2, pages 193–201, March 2012
How to Cite
van Elburg, A. A., Hillebrand, J. J.G., Huyser, C., Snoek, M., Kas, M. J.H., Hoek, H. W. and Adan, R. A.H. (2012), Mandometer treatment not superior to treatment as usual for anorexia nervosa. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 45: 193–201. doi: 10.1002/eat.20918
Supported by Contract grant sponsor: Netherlands Organization of Health Research and Development; contract grant number: ZONMW #945-05-017
- Issue published online: 7 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 DEC 2010
- Netherlands Organization of Health Research and Development. Grant Number: ZONMW #945-05-017
- anorexia nervosa;
- treatment outcome;
A comparison of the efficacy of a novel treatment method for anorexia nervosa (AN), the Mandometer treatment (MT), with treatment as usual (TAU).
During treatment data were collected to determine weight recovery and outcome as assessed by the Morgan Russell Outcome Assessment Schedule (MROAS).
After treatment 63% of the MT group and 85% of the TAU group had reached a normal weight level and both MT and TAU showed a good outcome on the MROAS (75 and 71%, respectively). After two years more MT than TAU patients were still in treatment and more MT patients had relapsed.
The outcome for both treatments in our study were similar and comparable with, if not better than outcome data of other AN studies. MT is not superior to TAU in outcome results and in relapse rate during the first two years following admission for AN treatment. © 2011 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012)