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    The aim of the current study was to investigate whether the percentage of the discharge weight relative to recommended target weight (PFTW) during inpatient treatment predicts re-hospitalization in adolescent anorexia nervosa (AN). 51 hospitalized adolescents with AN were weighed and completed self-reports on admission and discharge. We examined reports regarding rehospitalization within the first year after discharge. 19 patients (37.25%) required re-hospitalization. The proportion of the actual discharge weight relative to target weight (PFTW), previous re-hospitalizations and parental marital status were found to be significant predictors of re-hospitalization. The study highlights the importance of discharge weight relative to target weight (PFTW) for long-term outcome. Failure to obtain discharge target weight is a significant predictor of re-hospitalization in adolescent AN.


    Inbar Hetman, Anat Brunstein Klomek, Gil Goldzweig, Arie Hadas, Mira Horwitz, Silvana Fennig. Percentage from Target Weight (PFTW) Predicts Re-hospitalization in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa. Israel journal of psychiatry. 2017;54(3):28-34

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    PMID: 29735810

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