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All better? How former anorexia nervosa patients define recovery and engaged in treatment

All better? How former anorexia nervosa patients define recovery and engaged in treatment The purpose of this study was to explore how individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) engage in treatment and define recovery. A mixed methods design was used to triangulate the experience of 20 women with a history of AN. Interview data were analysed thematically to explore frequency of emergent themes and current eating disorder psychopathology was assessed using standardized self‐report measures. Participants' mean age was 29.35 (SD = 12.11). Participants' scores were indicative of persistent psychopathology. Those with more involvement in treatment choice had better motivation to change and normalized eating. Participants' definition of recovery mapped on well to current research conceptualizations, though a substantial proportion of the group expressed some ambivalence around the concept. Results are interpreted in the context of self‐determination theory of motivation and suggest that patients should be involved collaboratively in the formulation of shared goals and concepts of recovery in treatment settings. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Eating Disorders Review Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Wiley Subscription Services
ISSN
1072-4133
eISSN
1099-0968
DOI
10.1002/erv.1020
pmid
20589765
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore how individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) engage in treatment and define recovery. A mixed methods design was used to triangulate the experience of 20 women with a history of AN. Interview data were analysed thematically to explore frequency of emergent themes and current eating disorder psychopathology was assessed using standardized self‐report measures. Participants' mean age was 29.35 (SD = 12.11). Participants' scores were indicative of persistent psychopathology. Those with more involvement in treatment choice had better motivation to change and normalized eating. Participants' definition of recovery mapped on well to current research conceptualizations, though a substantial proportion of the group expressed some ambivalence around the concept. Results are interpreted in the context of self‐determination theory of motivation and suggest that patients should be involved collaboratively in the formulation of shared goals and concepts of recovery in treatment settings. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

Journal

European Eating Disorders ReviewWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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