Outcomes

Our service aims to help people gain control over their eating disorder and enables patients and carers to develop an understanding of eating disorders, their likely causes and consequences.

Our inpatients outcomes include:

  • Weight restoration
  • Improved eating behaviours
  • Reduction in compulsive eating behaviours
  • Clarification of diagnosis
  • Stable biochemistry
  • Improved psychological functioning
  • Ability to pursue vocational goals
  • Improved family and social relationships
  • Phased transition from an inpatient stay to day care and specialist outpatient treatment

Our inpatient results:

Graph 1 shows a comparison of the body-mass index (BMI) of former inpatients on admission and after a three year follow-up. Overall, people experienced an improvement in their body-mass index (BMI) and eating disorder symptoms, which remained present for as long as three years after admission.

Graph 2 shows the level of depression, anxiety and stress experienced by patients on admission and discharge. All three of these were significantly reduced on discharge.

Graph 3 displays results from our general health questionnaire (GHQ) given to carers. GHQ measures the general level of distress and anxiety experienced by carers between the time of admission and discharge.

Our Step-up to recovery outcomes include:

  • Transition to normal life after hospital admission
  • Prepared for independent living, cooking and eating to maintain a level of recovery
  • Support to develop opportunities, e.g. work, study, social networks
  • Families are supported to prepare for their role in helping maintain recovery

Our day care outcomes include:

  • Healthy or healthier weight
  • Ability to nutritionally support themselves independently
  • Greater psychological functioning and well-being
  • Ability to pursue vocational goals
  • Improved family and social relationships

Our outpatient outcomes include:

  • Improvement in eating disorder symptoms or recovery
  • Greater psychological functioning or well-being
  • Maintenance of the person in the community
  • Ability to pursue vocational goals
  • Improved family and social relationships

Our outpatient and day care results:

Graph 1 shows the EDE-Q score for patients in the day care service pre and post-admission. Upon discharge, patients showed a significant reduction in eating disorders symptoms.

Graph 2 shows a comparison of the BMI of former day care patients pre and post-admission. Overall, people experienced an improvement in weight restoration and BMI.

Graph 3 shows patient outcomes from CBT group inpatient treatment for people with bulimia nervosa being able to stop bingeing and vomiting.

Graph 4 shows the improvement in BMI, eating disorder behaviours and thoughts using MANTRA, one of our specialist outpatient treatments for anorexia nervosa.

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