Ätstörningens ansikten
: en kvalitativ studie om upplevelser och erfarenheter av att kunna anpassa sig till ett friskare liv

Translated title of the thesis: Eating Disorders faces: a qualitative study about experiences of being able to adapt to a healthier life
  • Viktoria Gergelj
  • Sandra Rossander

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    This is a qualitative study which purpose is to examine the experiences of the recovery process after a treatment for eating disorders.                                                         

    The questions we have decided to examine are; how did the women adapt to a healthier life after treatment, what are the women's perceived experiences of the aspects related to identity and identity work, and what external social influence was seen as important for their adjustment process to a healthier life?

    Methods: We have used computer-supported and semi-structured interviews. There were a total of nine women who took part in the study.                                                                                                                    

    Results: Majority of these women have been recovered from their eating disorders, but some still have major or minor problems. They found it rather difficult to adjust their life's without an eating disorder.

    Conclusions: Increased self-awarness led to greater control over the eating disorder. The women could begin to confer the new features that they identified with. The social network is described as having been a major factor in the recovery process.

    Date of Award2013-Nov-20
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorBirgit Wigerup-Carlsson (Supervisor) & Rikard Liljenfors (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Social Work Study Programme

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Work (50402)


    • eating-disorder
    • pro-ana
    • experience
    • anorexia nervosa
    • identity
    • self-image
    • relationships
    • environment

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