Eating disorder patients' views on their disorders and on an outpatient service: a qualitative study
Reid, Marie, Burr, Jennifer, Williams, Sarah and Hammersley, Richard (2010) Eating disorder patients' views on their disorders and on an outpatient service: a qualitative study. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, (7), 956-960. (doi:10.1177/1359105308095070).
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The objective of the study was to determine sufferers' views of outpatient treatment for eating disorders and provide practical recommendations for treatment practice. Twenty NHS outpatients participated in semi-structured interviews, which were subjected to thematic analysis. Respondents expressed ambivalence about whether their eating disorder is a way of exerting control or a disorder that controls them and this leads to them seeking treatment. Sufferers preferred a practical and sensitive approach and began to rely on treatment for recovery. Treatment needs to facilitate sufferers' need for control by striking a balance between practical and empathetic approaches that both involve patients in treatment decisions and give authoritative guidance.
|Keywords:||ambivalence, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, control, eating disorder services|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QP Physiology|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
|Date Deposited:||28 Apr 2010 09:50|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 13:14|
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