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Table 2 Psychopathological characteristics and motivation to change at the different time points and patient´s perception of the admission process and perceived need for hospitalization

From: Motivation to change and perceptions of the admission process with respect to outcome in adolescent anorexia nervosa

  Admission mean (SD) Week 9 mean (SD) Discharge mean (SD) p valuea
EDI-2 270.9 (66.6)   255.5 (78.1) 0.36
-subscale drive for thinness 27.3 (9.8)   24.6 (10.2) 0.35
-subscale body dissatisfaction 35.9 (9.7)   36.0 (13.7) 0.75
BDI-2 21.9 (11.0)   12.1 (10.0) 0.002
ANSOCQb 50.2 (14.8) 55.9 (20.2) 71.6 (23.0) <0.0001
perceived coercion 15.2 (4.2)    
perceived pressure 8.9 (4.0)    
perceived preocedural justice 14.7 (2.9)    
perceived need for hospitalization 3.6 (1.0)    
  1. apaired t-test admission to discharge
  2. bn at admission = 40, n at week 9 = 29 (9 patients were discharged before or in week 9; these are not included here and only the ANSOCQ at discharge is given), n at discharge = 35
  3. EDI-2 = Eating disorder inventory 2; BDI-2 = Beck depression inventory 2; ANSOCQ = Anorexia nervosa stages of change questionnaire; perception of the admission process according to Guarda et al. (2007)