Tamara Berends

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An important part of inpatient treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa is to restore normal eating behaviour. Health-care professionals play a significant role in this process, but little is known about their interventions during patients' meals. The purpose of the present study was to describe nursing interventions aimed at restoring normal eating(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this case report is to illustrate the application of the Anorexia Relapse Prevention Guidelines in nursing practice. DESIGN AND METHODS In a single case report, the implementation of the intervention was described. FINDINGS A purposive use of the Anorexia Relapse Prevention Guidelines provides insight into the actual process of(More)
BACKGROUND Relapse is common among recovered anorexia nervosa (AN) patients. Studies on relapse prevention with an average follow-up period of 18 months found relapse rates between 35 and 41 %. In leading guidelines there is general consensus that relapse prevention in patients treated for AN is a matter of essence. However, lack of methodological support(More)
PURPOSE This study investigates self-injury from the perspective of patients with anorexia nervosa. DESIGN AND METHODS A phenomenological design was used. Twelve patients participated. Data were collected using a semi-structured interview guide. FINDINGS Participants display self-injurious behavior predominantly in situations when they are forced to(More)
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