Young women's experiences of hospitalization for Anorexia Nervosa: a qualitative study

dc.contributor.authorCumming, Jessica Rose
dc.contributor.supervisorMarshall, Elizabeth Anne
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-02T20:41:50Z
dc.date.available2018-05-02T20:41:50Z
dc.date.copyright2018en_US
dc.date.issued2018-05-02
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractAnorexia Nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric disorder marked by the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and excessive fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. This eating disorder is most prevalent among young women. Most research on hospitalized AN patients has been quantitative, and the experiences and perspectives of young women struggling with AN are underrepresented in the literature. Using a social constructionist and relational cultural lens, the research question addressed in the current study was What are AN participants’ experiences of helpful and not helpful factors in hospitalized care that affect recovery, motivation, and subjective well-being? The study used a narrative approach, where eight young women aged 1725 were interviewed regarding their stories of being treated in general or paediatric wards for AN. A thematic analysis was conducted to identify salient themes in the research interviews. The young women identified factors grouped into six main theme clusters that either helped or hindered their recovery during their time in the hospital, including: Staff Knowledge and Training, Treatment Experiences, Identity, Negative Treatment Impact, Abandonment, and Relationships. Implications of the findings for research, theory, and practice are discussed.en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/9337
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjecteating disordersen_US
dc.subjectAnorexia Nervosaen_US
dc.subjectSocial Constructionismen_US
dc.subjectRelational Cultural Theoryen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subjectNarrative Researchen_US
dc.subjectCounsellingen_US
dc.subjectHospitalizationen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectYoung womenen_US
dc.titleYoung women's experiences of hospitalization for Anorexia Nervosa: a qualitative studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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