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Kroppen och kampen: Att leva med en ätstörning
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The body and the struggle : To live with an eating disorder (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Eating disorders are more common among adolescents and younger adults and are formed through body images and beauty standards from the society. This study focuses on anorxia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). Aim: The aim of this study was to illuminate patients' experiences of living with an eating disorder. Method: This study is a literature study where eleven articles were analysed and formed into a new result. Results: This study revealed four main themes and eight sub themes. The main themes were negative experiences and feelings, with the subthemes shame over the disease and guilt and responsibility. To handle life with the subthemes to be controlled or to be in control and to conceal or to not conceal. To search for understanding and confirmation with the subthemes social isolation and understanding and helplessness or confirmation. The way to health with the subthemes to see the person behind the disease and to allow oneself to recover. Conclusion: The patients’ experiences revealed both positive and negative aspects of living with an eating disorder. Patients’ experiences showed that healthcare professionals have little knowledge about eating disorders and have to increase their knowledge on the subject in order to know how to properly guide and care for patients with an eating disorder.

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2018. , p. 22
Keywords [en]
Control, eating disorder, patient experience, shame, social isolation
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12762Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12762DiVA, id: diva2:1232255
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Nursing science
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Available from: 2018-07-26 Created: 2018-07-11 Last updated: 2019-01-21Bibliographically approved

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