Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants
Total group (n=70)Full MC (n=46)Diminished MC (n=24)P
Age, years: mean (s.d.)27.3 (9.7)26.2 (9.3)29.4 (10.3)0.19
Age at illness onset (years): mean (s.d.)17.8 (4.9)17.7 (4.6)18.1 (5.7)0.82
Duration of illness (years): mean (s.d.)8.6 (8.1)8.5 (8.2)8.9 (7.9)0.84
BMI: mean (s.d.)15.5 (1.9)16.1 (1.6)14.2 (1.9)<0.001
EDE: mean (s.d.)3.6 (1.3)3.7 (1.4)3.5 (1.2)0.59
ANR/ANP, %49/5147/5355/450.55
Previous ED treatment, %7465910.02
Previous hospitalisation, %4636650.02
Medication, %5852680.22
Relationship, %3743240.13
Welfare, %2511530.001
BDI: mean (s.d.)29.9 (13.8)28.8 (13.2)32.1 (14.9)0.35
STAI trait: mean (s.d.)59 (10.7)59.3 (10.7)58.4 (10.9)0.73
STAI state: mean (s.d.)56.7 (12.8)56.6 (12.7)56.9 (13.3)0.94
TAS: mean (s.d.)61.3 (9.2)61.4 (9.2)61.2 (9.4)0.94
MacCAT-T appreciation: mean (s.d.)3.71 (0.62)3.82 (0.44)3.48 (0.85)0.03
Depressive disorder, %48.445.655.60.47
PTSD, %23.323.822.20.89
  • MC, mental capacity; BMI, body mass index; EDE, Eating Disorder Examination; ANR, anorexia nervosa restrictive type; ANP, anorexia nervosa purging type; ED, eating disorder; BDI, Beck Depression Inventory; STAI, Spielberger Trait State Anxiety Inventory; TAS, Toronto Alexithymia Scale; MacCAT-T, MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Treatment; PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.