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Perceived expectations in daily life among adolescent girls suffering from an eating disorder: a phenomenographic study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
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2010 (English)In: Eating Disorders, ISSN 1064-0266, E-ISSN 1532-530X, Vol. 18, no 1, 25-42 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of this study was to describe the variation of perceived expectations in daily life of adolescent girls suffering from eating disorders. Eighteen interviews with girls between the age of 15 and 19 years were analyzed according to the phenomenographic approach. The results could be summarized into three categories: expectations from others, self-imposed expectations, and conflicting expectations. Each of these could be further subdivided into two conceptions. Conflicting and unattainable expectations were severe stressors in the participants' lives. Many participants had problems identifying expectations that were not explicit. The participants internalized these expectations and interpreted them to be self-imposed. Clinical implications are suggested.

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2010. Vol. 18, no 1, 25-42 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-124881DOI: 10.1080/10640260903439524PubMedID: 20390606OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-124881DiVA: diva2:318092
Available from: 2010-05-06 Created: 2010-05-06 Last updated: 2011-04-28Bibliographically approved

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