As part of a multisite collaborative outcome study of eating disorders in adolescence, two samples from West Berlin and Sofia were compared.
The study was based on a systematic evaluation of the clinical status during the first inpatient treatment after onset of the disorder and personal interviews with the former patients at follow-up.
Despite the differences in the cultural background, the clinical features, the diagnostic pattern, the developmental histories, the family background, and the follow-up findings were remarkably similar.
The mortality rate was higher in the West Berlin than in the Sofia sample.
However, the outcome in terms of the distribution of eating disorders was similar in the surviving patients of the two samples.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anorexie mentale, Trouble comportement alimentaire, Etude transculturelle, Milieu culturel, Bulgarie, Europe, Allemagne, Mortalité, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anorexia nervosa, Eating disorder, Crosscultural study, Cultural environment, Bulgaria, Europe, Germany, Mortality, Adolescent, Human, Young adult
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0469957
Code Inist : 002B18C01A. Création : 10/04/1997.