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Table 4 Attitudes to the impact of different severities of anorexia nervosa (Valid % responses)

From: Psychiatrists' attitudes towards autonomy, best interests and compulsory treatment in anorexia nervosa: a questionnaire survey

Part C – Questions specifically on anorexia nervosa: III. Choice & responsibility in anorexia nervosa
  Strongly disagree Moderately disagree Slightly disagree Neither agree nor disagree Slightly agree Moderately agree Strongly agree
'Patients with anorexia nervosa choose to engage in weight loss behaviours'
D22. '- mild anorexia nervosa' 3.7 11.9 8.2 7.5 25.2 32.1 11.3
D23. '- severe anorexia nervosa' 20.2 28.4 9.9 6.9 11.4 13.0 10.2
'Patients with anorexia nervosa are able to control their own dieting, exercise and purging behaviours'
D24. '- mild anorexia nervosa' 5.6 17.6 15.1 5.9 29.8 21.7 4.3
D25. '- severe anorexia nervosa' 34.1 35.7 9.4 5.5 8.6 3.7 3.1
'Patients with anorexia nervosa want help even when they are refusing it'
D26. '- mild anorexia nervosa' 5.9 14.4 16.3 26.2 18.2 16.9 2.1
D27. '- severe anorexia nervosa' 9.8 16.7 10.2 27.4 14.2 17.8 4.0
'Patients with anorexia nervosa are generally able to reason properly about treatment'
D28. '- mild anorexia nervosa' 5.2 22.0 23.3 10.0 21.5 15.8 2.2
D29. '- severe anorexia nervosa' 40.4 35.5 10.8 5.0 4.7 3.1 0.4
'Patients with anorexia nervosa have difficulties other than problems with reasoning that make it hard for them to make treatment decisions'
D30. '- mild anorexia nervosa' 1.2 4.0 4.0 12.5 29.6 35.8 12.8
D31. '- severe anorexia nervosa' 1.5 2.4 1.6 8.0 11.6 39.3 35.7