Examining the maintaining factors of anorexia nervosa

dc.contributor.advisorDwyer, John
dc.contributor.authorAberdeen, Petrina
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-15T13:15:44Z
dc.date.available2013-08-15T13:15:44Z
dc.date.copyright2013-08
dc.date.created2013-07-26
dc.date.issued2013-08-15
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Family Relations and Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeFamily Relations and Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a qualitative investigation of the factors which maintain anorexia nervosa (AN) according to the transdiagnostic theory of eating disorders (Fairburn et al., 2003). AN is difficult to treat and continues to evade complete understanding. The present study aimed to promote further understanding of food restriction and physical activity in relation to the constructs of clinical perfectionism, core low self-esteem, mood intolerance, and interpersonal difficulties. Twenty females with self-reported AN were recruited from Guelph, Ontario and participated in semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis revealed eight major themes for clinical perfectionism, five for core low self-esteem, five for mood intolerance, and six for interpersonal difficulties. The in-depth emotional accounts and details of food restriction and physical activity in relation to the four constructs examined in this study may contribute to further appreciation of AN, informing practitioners and family members, promoting empathy, and improving treatment options.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/7302
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectanorexia nervosaen_US
dc.subjecteating disordersen_US
dc.subjecttransdiagnostic theory of eating disordersen_US
dc.subjectmaintaining factors of anorexia nervosaen_US
dc.subjectqualitative researchen_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectfood restrictionen_US
dc.subjectclinical perfectionismen_US
dc.subjectperfectionismen_US
dc.subjectlow self-esteemen_US
dc.subjectself-esteemen_US
dc.subjectcore low self-esteemen_US
dc.subjectmood intoleranceen_US
dc.subjectmooden_US
dc.subjectemotionsen_US
dc.subjectinterpersonal difficultiesen_US
dc.subjectrelationshipsen_US
dc.subjecttheoryen_US
dc.subjecttheoretical frameworksen_US
dc.subjecteating disorder theoryen_US
dc.subjectsemi-structured interviewsen_US
dc.subjectthematic analysisen_US
dc.subjecteating habitsen_US
dc.subjectdietary restrictionen_US
dc.subjectrestrained eatingen_US
dc.subjectexerciseen_US
dc.subjectintensity of physical activityen_US
dc.subjectfrequency of physical activityen_US
dc.subjecttypes of physical activityen_US
dc.subjectfood choicesen_US
dc.subjectdietary restrainten_US
dc.titleExamining the maintaining factors of anorexia nervosaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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