The experience of specialist inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa: A qualitative study from adult patients' perspectives.
Paul G Morris
This qualitative study aimed to explore experiences of women currently undergoing specialist inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa. Interviews were carried out with 21 women with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa from a specialist adult inpatient eating disorder unit. Five master themes emerged using thematic analysis: (1) shifts in control, (2) experience of transition, (3) importance of supportive staff relationships, (4) sharing with peers and (5) process of recovery and self-discovery. Findings suggest that patients experience a process of change and adjustment in relation to levels of perceived personal control, attachment to the treatment environment and a sense of self-identity.
Smith, V., Chouliara, Z., Morris, P. G., Collin, P., Power, K., Yellowlees, A., …Cook, M. (2014). The experience of specialist inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa: A qualitative study from adult patients' perspectives. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(1), 16-27. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105313520336
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Feb 6, 2014|
|Deposit Date||May 26, 2015|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||anorexia nervosa; experience; qualitative methods; thematic analysis; treatment;|