Health-related Quality of Life in Adult Inpatients Affected by Anorexia Nervosa
Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2014
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
European Eating Disorders Review
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 285–291, July 2014
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2014), Health-related Quality of Life in Adult Inpatients Affected by Anorexia Nervosa. Eur. Eat. Disorders Rev., 22: 285–291. doi: 10.1002/erv2302, , , , , and (
- Issue online: 12 JUN 2014
- Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 5 APR 2014
- Manuscript Received: 27 JAN 2014
- anorexia nervosa;
- health-related quality of life;
- inpatient treatment;
- emergency hospitalization;
- EuroQoL health questionnaire
Poor awareness of illness in anorexia nervosa (AN) may render the assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) difficult. We aimed at evaluating severe AN patients' HRQoL at discharge using different instruments and correlating this measure with clinical variables.
We enrolled 71 adult AN inpatients admitted through the emergency department. At admission, all participants completed the following: Medical Outcome Short Form Health Survey, Eating Disorder Inventory-2 and Temperament and Character Inventory. At admission and discharge, body mass index, EuroQoL Health Questionnaire/Visual Analogue Scale and Clinical Global Impression were evaluated.
The HRQoL was severely impaired at baseline, but it improved at discharge. HRQoL correlated with eating psychopathology and personality, but not with body mass index or Clinical Global Impression.
The HRQoL effectively captured patients' improvement at discharge. Given its correlations with clinical variables, this instrument may be useful in clinical practice. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.