First sociodemographic, pretreatment and clinical data from a german web-based registry for child and adolescent anorexia nervosa

Bühren, Katharina; Herpertz-Dahlmann, Beate; Dempfle, Astrid; Becker, Katja; Egberts, Karin M.; Ehrlich, Stefan; Fleischhaker, Christian; von Gontard, Alexander; Hahn, Freia; Jaite, Charlotte; Kaess, Michael; Legenbauer, Tanja; Renner, Tobias J.; Schrötter, Ellen; Schulze, Ulrike; Sinzig, Judith; Antony, Gisela; Hebebrand, Johannes; Föcker, Manuel (2017). First sociodemographic, pretreatment and clinical data from a german web-based registry for child and adolescent anorexia nervosa. Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 45(5), pp. 393-400. Huber 10.1024/1422-4917/a000544

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Objective: The first web-based registry for childhood and adolescent anorexia nervosa (AN) in Germany was established to systematically collect demographic and clinical data. These data as well as information on how young individuals with AN can find access to healthcare services are presented. Method: Patients ́ data from child and adolescent psychiatry departments of 12 university hospitals and two major nonuniversity hospitals in Germany were collected between January 2015 and December 2016. All patients met the ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for (atypical) AN. Sociodemographic data, type and amount of healthcare utilization before admission, and clinical data at admission and discharge were compiled. Results: 258 patients with a mean age of 14.7 years and a mean BMI at admission of 15.3 kg/m2 were included. The parents and patients had a higher educational level than the general German population. More than 80 % of the patients reported having uti- lized healthcare before hospitalization. The mean duration of outpatient treatment before hospitalization was 7 months. Conclusions: There seem to be major barriers to specialist treatment for young patients with AN in Germany, which should be analyzed in future studies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Research Division

UniBE Contributor:

Kaess, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1422-4917

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Livia Hug

Date Deposited:

13 Mar 2018 12:19

Last Modified:

13 Mar 2018 12:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1422-4917/a000544

PubMed ID:

28825513

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109698

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109698

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