Expanding the concept of motivation to change: the content of patients' wish to recover from anorexia nervosa.

@article{Nordb2008ExpandingTC,
  title={Expanding the concept of motivation to change: the content of patients' wish to recover from anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Ragnfrid H S Nordb\o and Kjersti Solhaug Gulliksen and Ester M S Espeset and Finn Sk{\aa}rderud and Josie Geller and Arne Holte},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={635-42}
}
OBJECTIVE Motivational approaches to anorexia nervosa (AN) have mainly concerned motivational quality and quantity. We investigated the content of patients' wish to recover. METHOD Eighteen women, aged 18-39, with AN were interviewed in depth using a phenomenological study design. Interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using the QSR-N*Vivo software program. RESULTS Four motivational content areas characterized informants' wishes to recover: "Sense of vitality" (e.g., joy… CONTINUE READING

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