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Table 1 Sample characteristics: Baseline, 6 months, and for those Lost to Follow-up at 6 months

From: Responsiveness of the Eating Disorders Quality of Life Scale (EDQLS) in a longitudinal multi-site sample

Patient Characteristic
(as measured at Baseline)
All
Participants
(N = 130)
Those seen at
6 Months
(N = 85)
Those lost to
follow-up at
6 months
(N = 45)
Mean Age
(SD)
25.6
(10.5)
25.4
(10.3)
26.0
(11.2)~
Gender
(n; % female)
124
(95.4)
81
(95.3)
43
(95.6)#
Diagnosis
(n; %)
   
   Anorexia Nervosa - Restricting 36
(27.7)
25
(29.4)
11
(24.4)^
   Anorexia Nervosa - Binge/Purge 20
(15.4)
17
(20.0)
3
(6.7)
   Bulimia Nervosa 39
(30.0)
19
(22.4)
20
(44.4)
   EDNOS 35
(26.9)
24
(28.2)
11
(24.4)
BSI1 Global Severity Score 1.56
(.78)
1.49
(.77)
1.71
(.78)~
EDI II2 Total Score 100.5
(45.2)
97.8
(42.8)
105.6
(49.4)~
Psychiatric Comorbidity
(n; %)
88
(67.7)
63
(74.1)
25
(55.6)#
Medical Comorbidity
(n; %)
45
(34.6)
32
(37.6)
13
(28.9)#
Age Symptoms First Appeared
(years; SD)
15.3
(4.7)
15.3
(4.8)
15.3
(4.5)~
Previous Treatment
(n;%)
86
(66.2)
54
(63.5)
32
(71.1)#
Mean Time in Treatment
(months; SD)
12.5
(15.8)
12.9
(16.5)
11.7
(14.5)~
Eating Disorder Duration
(years)
9.7
(9.1)
9.7
(8.8)
9.8
(9.7)~
  1. 1 Brief Symptom Inventory
  2. 2 Eating Disorder Inventory II Total Score (all subscales, clinical scoring)
  3. ~ Difference between All participants and those Lost at 6 months not significant using Student's t-tests at alpha level p = .05
  4. # Difference between All participants and those Lost at 6 months not significant using Pearson's chi-squared test at alpha level p = .05
  5. ^ Difference between All participants and those Lost at 6 months not significant using Fisher's Exact test at alpha level p=.05