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Male Experiences of Life After Recovery From an Eating Disorder

Björk, Tabita; Wallin, Karin LU and Pettersen, Gunn (2012) In Eating Disorders, the Journal of Treatment and Prevention 20. p.460-468
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this study was to describe how former male patients
perceive life after recovery from an eating disorder. A qualitative
method with a phenomenographic approach was used to
identify ways of experiencing recovery. Two descriptive categories
were developed: body acceptance and self-worth. Six conceptions
describe how recovered patients now relate in a balanced way to
exercise and food, using strategies to avoid relapse. With a sense
of self-acceptance and autonomy, they now appreciate their social
life. Some perceive recovery as coping with remaining impulses to
diet or exercise. Others experience themselves as totally free from
the eating disorder.
Abstract
The aim of this study was to describe how former male patients perceive life after recovery from an eating disorder. A qualitative method with a phenomenographic approach was used to identify ways of experiencing recovery. Two descriptive categories were developed: body acceptance and self-worth. Six conceptions describe how recovered patients now relate in a balanced way to exercise and food, using strategies to avoid relapse. With a sense of self-acceptance and autonomy, they now appreciate their social life. Some perceive recovery as coping with remaining impulses to diet or exercise. Others experience themselves as totally free from the eating disorder.
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Eating Disorders, Males
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Eating Disorders, the Journal of Treatment and Prevention
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20
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460 - 468
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Routledge
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1064-0266
DOI
10.1080/10640266.2012.715529
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English
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  author       = {Björk, Tabita and Wallin, Karin and Pettersen, Gunn},
  issn         = {1064-0266},
  keyword      = {Eating Disorders, Males},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {460--468},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Eating Disorders, the Journal of Treatment and Prevention},
  title        = {Male Experiences of Life After Recovery From an Eating Disorder},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10640266.2012.715529},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2012},
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