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Title: Treatment outcome of patients with comorbid type 1 diabetes and eating disorders
Author: Custal, Nuria
Arcelus, Jon
Agüera, Zaida
Bove, Francesca
Wales, Jackie
Granero, Roser
Jiménez-Murcia, Susana
Sánchez, Isabel
Riesco, Nadine
Alonso Ortega, María del Pino
Crespo, José Manuel
Virgili, Núria
Menchón Magriñá, José Manuel
Fernández Aranda, Fernando
Keywords: Diabetis
Trastorns de la conducta alimentària
Avaluació de resultats (Assistència mèdica)
Eating disorders
Pathological psychology
Outcome assessment (Medical care)
Issue Date: 16-May-2014
Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract: Background: Co-morbidity between Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) and eating disorders (ED) has been previously described; however the effect of this illness on the outcomes for conventional ED treatments has not been previously investigated. This study aims to compare clinical, psychopathological and personality features between two samples of ED individuals: those with comorbid T1DM and those without (No-DM); and to identify differences in treatment outcomes between the groups. Methods: This study compares treatment outcome, dropouts, ED psychopathology and personality characteristics for 20 individuals with ED and T1DM and 20 ED patients without diabetes, matched for diagnostic and treatment type. Results: The study found higher dropout rates from therapy in individuals with T1DM and worse treatment outcome in spite of having no significant differences in eating disorder psychopathology, although individuals with T1DM report misusing insulin. Conclusions: The low levels of motivation to change, and insulin abuse in T1DM patients, may suggest that treatment for patients with ED and T1DM should consider the individual's personality and role of insulin abuse when determining the appropriate intervention.
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It is part of: BMC Psychiatry, 2014, vol. 14, p. 140
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ISSN: 1471-244X
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