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Att äta eller inte äta, En studie av åtta kvinnors upplevelser och erfarenheter av sin ätstörningssjukdom och sin tillfrisknandeprocess

Aurell, Marie LU and Lundman, Magdalena LU (2015) PPTP06 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The purpose of the study was, through a qualitative approach, to get a deeper understanding and greater knowledge of how adult patients, who have recovered from an eating disorder, perceived and reacted to their illness and recovery process. The chosen method was thematic analysis and ten themes were identified. Eight women, who had recovered from the diagnoses of anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN), or eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), were interviewed using a semi-structured interview template. The study found that the illness preceded by a crisis, a separation or a change of role, which triggered a need for a more general change. The path to the treatment was described as a tedious and long process with... (More)
The purpose of the study was, through a qualitative approach, to get a deeper understanding and greater knowledge of how adult patients, who have recovered from an eating disorder, perceived and reacted to their illness and recovery process. The chosen method was thematic analysis and ten themes were identified. Eight women, who had recovered from the diagnoses of anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN), or eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), were interviewed using a semi-structured interview template. The study found that the illness preceded by a crisis, a separation or a change of role, which triggered a need for a more general change. The path to the treatment was described as a tedious and long process with obstacles such as lack of insight, ambivalence about asking for help and shame about their illness. The study clearly shows that the personal motivation in combination with the support from the surroundings and professionals were the main factors that promoted recovery. In addition, the study revealed the importance of non-valued attitudes, participation in treatment sessions and the experience of being seen as a whole person. The results are discussed in the final section in relation to previous research and relevant theories. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med studien var att genom en kvalitativ ansats få en djupare förståelse av och ökad kunskap om hur vuxna patienter som tillfrisknat från en ätstörning uppfattade och förhöll sig till sin sjukdom och tillfrisknandeprocess. Som metod användes tematisk analys och tio teman identifierades. Åtta kvinnor som tillfrisknat från diagnoserna Anorexia Nervosa, (AN) Bulimia Nervosa (BN) eller Ätstörning UNS, djupintervjuades via en semistrukturerad intervjumall. I studien framkom att sjukdomsdebuten föregicks av någon kris, separation eller rollförändring, vilket utlöste ett behov av att förändra. Vägen till behandling beskrevs av de deltagande som en mödosam och lång process med hinder i form av bristande sjukdomsinsikt, ambivalens inför att... (More)
Syftet med studien var att genom en kvalitativ ansats få en djupare förståelse av och ökad kunskap om hur vuxna patienter som tillfrisknat från en ätstörning uppfattade och förhöll sig till sin sjukdom och tillfrisknandeprocess. Som metod användes tematisk analys och tio teman identifierades. Åtta kvinnor som tillfrisknat från diagnoserna Anorexia Nervosa, (AN) Bulimia Nervosa (BN) eller Ätstörning UNS, djupintervjuades via en semistrukturerad intervjumall. I studien framkom att sjukdomsdebuten föregicks av någon kris, separation eller rollförändring, vilket utlöste ett behov av att förändra. Vägen till behandling beskrevs av de deltagande som en mödosam och lång process med hinder i form av bristande sjukdomsinsikt, ambivalens inför att be om hjälp samt skamkänslor inför den egna problematiken. Tydligt i studien framkommer att den inre motivationen i kombination med omgivningen och professionella stöd var de faktorer som främst befrämjade tillfrisknandet. Sammanfattningsvis framkom även vikten av icke värderande bemötande, delaktighet i behandling samt upplevelsen att bli sedd som en hel individ. Resultaten diskuteras i den avslutande delen i förhållande till tidigare forskning och relevanta psykologiska teorier. (Less)
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Aurell, Marie LU and Lundman, Magdalena LU
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PPTP06 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
ätstörning, tillfrisknandeprocess, affektreglering, tematisk analys, självkänsla, anknytning, eating disorders, recovery process, affect regulation, self-esteem, thematic analysis, attachment theory
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Swedish
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5468843
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2015-06-16 11:15:49
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2015-06-18 14:04:26
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att äta eller inte äta, En studie av åtta kvinnors upplevelser och erfarenheter av sin ätstörningssjukdom och sin tillfrisknandeprocess},
  year         = {2015},
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