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Title: A portfolio of academic, therapeutic practice and research work : including an investigation into maintaining recovery from eating disorders.
Author: Wake, Katherine.
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2012
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Abstract:
This quantitative study aimed to identify, characterise and evaluate life events in maintained recovery from eating disorders. Participants were recruited via eating disorder support websites and completed an online questionnaire. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics, content analysis and within-subject t-tests. Results revealed that many participants described a life event that led to recovery and another event that did not. Participants characterised recovery events as mainly negative, uncontrollable, unpredictable, salient and overload, and provided them with more choice, no choice, hope and effort to recover, reduced the functions of their eating disorder, caused them to feel positive and negative emotions and to find benefit. Results also revealed that the types of recovery and non-recovery events were comparable, but participants characterised recovery events as more negative, salient and overload, and as providing them with more choice, no choice, hope and effort to recover, reduced the functions of their eating disorder, enabled them to feel positive affect and find benefit. The results provide larger-scale quantitative support for existing research and offers suggestions for therapeutic intervention.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.569062  DOI: Not available
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