A systematic review of dropout from treatment in outpatients with anorexia nervosa

Volume 45 Issue 5

About the Course:

Drop-out from treatment has serious implications for patients, clinicians and researchers. The aim of the present study was to examine rates of drop-out from outpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa (AN) and critically examine the various definitions of drop-out used.


Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

July 2012


Hannah DeJong, BA; Hannah Broadbent, MSc; Ulrike Schmidt, MD, PhD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for researchers and clinicians working in the field of eating disorders, who seek knowledge about drop-out from outpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the prevalence of drop-out from outpatient treatments for anorexia nervosa.

  2. Explain why drop-out from treatment is problematic for clinicians and researchers.

  3. Describe how to accurately define and report different types of drop-out.

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