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Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2007 Mar;15(2):98-111.

A Dutch day treatment program for anorexia and bulimia nervosa in comparison with internationally described programs.

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  • 1Amarum, Specialist Centre for Eating Disorders, Zutphen, The Netherlands. m.lammers@ggnet.nl

Abstract

A Dutch day treatment program for patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa is described and compared to intensive day treatment programs for patients with eating disorders outlined in international literature. The 5-day program is described in terms of its general characteristics, intended outcome and specific treatment interventions. Along these parameters it is compared to the programs found in a systematic literature search of day hospitalization programs for eating disorders. Global inspection shows a lot of similarities between all the programs. Looking more closely, also many important differences exist (concerning, e.g. treatment duration, intensity of treatment, theoretical orientation, goals of treatment and weight gain regime). Because of the differences, it is hard to compare outcome data between centres. Besides, on many of these dimensions, the literature does not yet tell us unambiguously what is best for our patients. Therefore, it is necessary to keep the dialogue between treatment centres going.

2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association

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