The personal meaning of eating disorder symptoms: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.
Summary of "The personal meaning of eating disorder symptoms: An interpretative phenomenological analysis."
The current study aimed to explore the personal meaning of eating difficulties. Eight women with a variety of eating issues were interviewed. These conversations were then analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to construct a framework for understanding the personal world of the interviewees. Three overarching themes identified in participants' accounts of their experiences are reported here: the experience of the eating difficulties as functional; negative effects of having eating difficulties; ambivalence towards the eating difficulties. These themes add to our knowledge of the potential role of personal experiences in the aetiology and maintenance of eating difficulties.
University of Birmingham, UK & Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of health psychology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20733015
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105310368449
To determine when gender differences in disordered eating symptoms emerge, when correlations between disordered eating and internalizing symptoms develop, and whether the relationship between internal...
This study aimed to investigate the relationship among three potential protective factors: satisfaction with life, three routes to well-being and meaning in life, and eating disorder symptoms and body...
Recent research has emphasised the importance of therapeutic alliance to treatment outcomes for anorexia nervosa. This study aimed to examine the experiences of service users in developing therapeutic...
Stroke among adults of working age is increasing. We aimed to explore the experience of stroke among young women in Ireland. In total, 12 women (aged between 18 and 50 years) participated in semi-stru...
Abstract Purpose: Activity pacing is a strategy used by physiotherapists treating people with chronic pain. Questions as to the usefulness of activity pacing with people with chronic pain have been ra...
Retrospective follow-up study of former eating disorder patients in child- and adolescent psychiatry on psychiatric symptoms and social intelligence.
This is a study examining the use of different degrees of therapist involvement in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder. The study will examine both which approaches work best for decre...
This study involves a 2.5 and 5 year follow-up interview for individuals who participated in the initial family study of binge eating disorder. The study includes individuals with and wit...
The purpose of this study is to analyze a chart audit of patients seen at Park Nicollet Eating Disorder Institute (EDI) to identify and compare general characteristics of eating disorders ...
Night-Eating Syndrome (NES) is an eating disorder characterised by excessive eating at night, sleep disturbance and morning anorexia. This 12-week study examines the effect of escitalopra...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A disorder associated with three or more of the following: eating until feeling uncomfortably full; eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry; eating much more rapidly than normal; eating alone due to embarrassment; feeling of disgust, DEPRESSION, or guilt after overeating. Criteria includes occurrence on average, at least 2 days a week for 6 months. The binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior (i.e. purging, excessive exercise, etc.) and does not co-occur exclusively with BULIMIA NERVOSA or ANOREXIA NERVOSA. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, QUALITY OF LIFE, etc. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
A behavior disorder originating in childhood in which the essential features are signs of developmentally inappropriate inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Although most individuals have symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, one or the other pattern may be predominant. The disorder is more frequent in males than females. Onset is in childhood. Symptoms often attenuate during late adolescence although a minority experience the full complement of symptoms into mid-adulthood. (From DSM-IV)
An eating disorder that is characterized by a cycle of binge eating (BULIMIA or bingeing) followed by inappropriate acts (purging) to avert weight gain. Purging methods often include self-induced VOMITING, use of LAXATIVES or DIURETICS, excessive exercise, and FASTING.
A personality disorder whose essential feature is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. The individual must be at least age 18 and must have a history of some symptoms of CONDUCT DISORDER before age 15. (From DSM-IV, 1994)