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A life put on hold: adolescents' experiences of having an eating disorder in relation to social contexts outside the family

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, September 2018
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Title
A life put on hold: adolescents' experiences of having an eating disorder in relation to social contexts outside the family
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, September 2018
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s168133
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Authors

Katarina Lindstedt, Kerstin Neander, Lars Kjellin, Sanna Gustafsson

Abstract

As suffering from an eating disorder often entails restrictions on a person's everyday life, one can imagine that it is an important aspect of recovery to help young people learn to balance stressful demands and expectations in areas like the school environment and spare-time activities that include different forms of interpersonal relationships. The aim of the present study was to investigate how adolescents with experience from a restrictive eating disorder describe their illness and their time in treatment in relation to social contexts outside the family. This qualitative study is based on narratives of 15 adolescents with experience from outpatient treatment for eating disorders with a predominately restrictive symptomatology, recruited in collaboration with four specialized eating-disorder units. Data were explored through inductive thematic analysis. The adolescents' descriptions of their illness in relation to their social contexts outside the family follow a clear timeline that includes narratives about when and how the problem arose, time in treatment, and the process that led to recovery. Three main themes were found: 1) the problems emerging in everyday life (outside the family); 2) a life put on hold and 3) creating a new life context. Young people with eating disorders need to learn how to balance demands and stressful situations in life, and to grasp the confusion that often preceded their illness. How recovery progresses, and how the young people experience their life contexts after recovery, depends largely on the magnitude and quality of peer support and on how school and sports activities affect and are affected by the eating disorder.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 14%
Other 3 11%
Researcher 3 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 10 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 5 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 11%
Social Sciences 3 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 7%
Unspecified 1 4%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 11 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 September 2018.
All research outputs
#3,740,010
of 13,810,416 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#97
of 333 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#91,851
of 268,961 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#3
of 10 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,810,416 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 333 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.5. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% of its peers.
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