The personal meaning of eating disorder symptoms: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.

@article{Fox2011ThePM,
  title={The personal meaning of eating disorder symptoms: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.},
  author={Andy Fox and Michael Larkin and Newman Leung},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={116-25}
}
The current study aimed to explore the personal meaning of eating difficulties. Eight women with a variety of eating issues were interviewed. These conversations were then analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to construct a framework for understanding the personal world of the interviewees. Three overarching themes identified in participants' accounts of their experiences are reported here: the experience of the eating difficulties as functional; negative effects of having… CONTINUE READING