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Att förstå ätstörningar: En kvalitativ studie baserad på kvinnors egna berättelser om hur det är att leva med ätstörningar.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To understand eating disorders : A qualitative study based on womens own stories what it´s like to live with eating disorders (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to create a deeper understanding of the disease known as eating disorder. The study is based on four autobiographies written by individuals who themselves have been affected by eating disorders. These stories have been studied using a narrative approach. To achieve the purpose, the study is focused on what participants describe as the factors underlying the onset of the disease, the factors that participants describe maintained their eating disorders, as well as what is described to be the factors responsible for their recovery. By my interpretation of the stories, I have been able to identify common factors that all participants describe to be influential in their disease course. The common factors that have been identified are relationships, expectations and emotions. The result shows that it is possible to see a variation in how these factors have influenced the participants' disease course. The variety of how these factors have influenced suggests that each individual's care is unique. The results have been analyzed by using the theory of social construction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Eating disorders, social constructions, normality, identity, gender, psychosocial risk factors, narrative method
Keyword [sv]
Ätstörningar, sociala konstruktioner, normalitet, identitet, kön, psykosociala riskfaktorer, narrativ metod
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35119OAI: diva2:724959
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-06-19 Created: 2014-06-13 Last updated: 2014-06-19Bibliographically approved

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