Occupational Experiences of Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa

About this study

An interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) of women’s recovery process from Anorexia Nervosa (Anorexia). Specifically, we are interested in gaining a better understanding of how participants’ “occupational experiences”, i.e., activities, routines, habits and environmental changes, influenced their recovery from Anorexia. This study builds on similar work conducted with women recovered from Bulimia Nervosa in 2015.

Research TeamDr Elysa Roberts & Tegan Gordon-Savory
InstitutionUniversity of Newcastle
Ethics Approval NumberH-2015-0036
Project Start Date1 March 2016
Whats InvolvedConsenting participants are asked to complete a Demographic Survey to provide information about age, an estimate of the chronology of experience with Anorexia and notation of any professional services used during the recovery process. Subsequently participants are asked to engage in an in-depth, audiotaped interview via SKYPE about what she did to recover from Anorexia in detail and the significance of this process in her life. Questions cover topics particularly associated with daily activities, behaviors, routines and habits occurring over the course of recovery from Anorexia. We anticipate the interview will take 1.5
LocationSKYPE for the interview.
Contact Details

Chief Investigator, Dr Elysa Roberts, +61 2 4921 6663 or elysa.roberts@newcastle.edu.au

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