Journal article

Short-Term Treatment Outcomes and Dropout Risk in Men and Women with Eating Disorders

Zaida Aguera, Isabel Sanchez, Roser Granero, Nadine Riesco, Trevor Steward, Virginia Martin-Romera, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Xandra Romero, Mariarita Caroleo, Cristina Segura-Garcia, Jose Manuel Menchon, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda



This study compared treatment outcomes between men and women with eating disorders (EDs) and analysed clinical predictors of treatment outcome. Our sample consisted of 131 male and 131 female ED patients who underwent cognitive behavioural therapy treatment. ED severity, personality and psychopathology were assessed using standard instruments. We found that the risk of dropout was higher for men with bulimia nervosa (BN) than for women with BN and that men with BN and other specified feeding and EDs were more likely to obtain full remission in comparison with their female counterparts. Predictive models of treatment outcome indicated that higher scores in novelty seeking were a shared factor..

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Awarded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)

Awarded by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) [grant number FIS PI14/00290 and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)-'a way to Build Europe'] and by a grant of the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (grant number PSI2015-68701-R). Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) and Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red Salud Mental (CIBERSAM) are both initiatives of ISCIII.