Anorexia Nervosa (AN) in inpatients at a children s hospital (2005-2011)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313145
Title:
Anorexia Nervosa (AN) in inpatients at a children s hospital (2005-2011)
Authors:
O’Reilly, M; Carr, C; Boylan, C; Anglim, M; Houlihan, B
Citation:
O’Reilly, M (et. al) "Anorexia Nervosa (AN) in inpatients at a children s hospital (2005-2011)", Irish Medical Journal Feb 2014 Vol.107 No.2
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313145
Abstract:
AN is a serious mental illness best treated in the community 1 . Those with critically low weight require hospitalisation. There is little published research on AN in Ireland. The aim of this audit was to evaluate the Irish experience. The mean age on admission was 13.5 yrs which is 6mo earlier than 2002 figures. Boys represented 6/20 (30%) of admissions. On admission girls were more underweight than boys (0.4th centile V 9th centile for BMI). This was despite girls presenting to hospital sooner than boys post onset of symptoms. Aside from low weight, over-exercising and food restricting were the most common presenting features. Inpatient weight restoration is successful with a mean weekly weight gain of 930g which is within the recommended range of 500-1000g/wk. Mean hospital stay was 38 days.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
EATING DISORDER; ANOREXIA NERVOSA

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Reilly, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoylan, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnglim, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoulihan, Ben_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-21T12:54:20Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-21T12:54:20Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-
dc.identifier.citationO’Reilly, M (et. al) "Anorexia Nervosa (AN) in inpatients at a children s hospital (2005-2011)", Irish Medical Journal Feb 2014 Vol.107 No.2en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/313145-
dc.description.abstractAN is a serious mental illness best treated in the community 1 . Those with critically low weight require hospitalisation. There is little published research on AN in Ireland. The aim of this audit was to evaluate the Irish experience. The mean age on admission was 13.5 yrs which is 6mo earlier than 2002 figures. Boys represented 6/20 (30%) of admissions. On admission girls were more underweight than boys (0.4th centile V 9th centile for BMI). This was despite girls presenting to hospital sooner than boys post onset of symptoms. Aside from low weight, over-exercising and food restricting were the most common presenting features. Inpatient weight restoration is successful with a mean weekly weight gain of 930g which is within the recommended range of 500-1000g/wk. Mean hospital stay was 38 days.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectEATING DISORDERen_GB
dc.subjectANOREXIA NERVOSAen_GB
dc.titleAnorexia Nervosa (AN) in inpatients at a children s hospital (2005-2011)en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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