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Anorexia Nervosa: Kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med Anorexi
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Anorexia Nervosa : Women's experiences of living with Anorexia (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Anorexia Nervosa är en psykiatrisk sjukdom som främst drabbar unga kvinnor mellan 15 och 23 år med hög mortalitet. Sjukdomen orsakar ätstörning vilket medför kraftig viktnedgång.

Syftet: Syftet är att beskriva kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med Anorexia Nervosa.

Metod: Denna studie är genomförd av kvalitativ metod med analys av narratives. Datainsamlingen är baserad på fyra självbiografier skrivna av kvinnor som drabbats av Anorexia Nervosa.

Resultat: Resultatet visade att samtliga kvinnor har haft olika upplevelser av Anorexia Nervosa. Kvinnornas upplevelser delas in i tre olika teman vilket förtydligades med citat. Teman som beskrivs avspelar kvinnors olika upplevelser. De teman som uppkom var Det svåruppnåeliga kvinnoidealet, Den ångestfyllda tillvaron, Betydelsen av att ha kontroll.

Slutsats: Anorexia är en komplex psykiatrisk sjukdom som kräver en optimal omvårdnad med beredskap och förståelse från vårdpersonal. Sjuksköterskor strävar efter att förhindra ett lidande och främja hälsa i vårdandet av patienter. Studiens resultat bidrog med en bredare kunskap och förståelse kring sjukdomen Anorexia Nervosa för en optimal återhämtning hos patient.

Abstract [en]

Background: Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder that primarily affects young women between 15 and 23 years with high mortality. The disease causes eating disorder resulting in significant weight loss.

Purpose: Purpose of the study was to describe women's experiences of living with anorexia nervosa.

Method: This study was conducted by qualitative method of analysis of narratives. Data collection was based on four autobiographies written by women who have lived with Anorexia Nervosa.

Results: The results showed that all women have had different experiences of Anorexia Nervosa. This experiences were divided into three different themes which are clarified with quote. Themes described reflects women's different experiences with anorexia nervosa, which is the elusive ideal of women, the anguished existence and the importance of being in control.

Conclusion: Anorexia is a complex psychiatric illness that requires an optimum care of preparedness and understanding of health professionals. Nurses strive to prevent suffering and promote health in the care of patients. The study's results contributed to a wider knowledge and understanding of the disease anorexia nervosa for optimal recovery of the patient.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Anorexia Nervosa, autobiographies, eating disorders, women
Keyword [sv]
Anorexia Nervosa, kvinnor, självbiografier, ätstörning
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13536OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13536DiVA: diva2:1092074
Subject / course
Nursing/Nursing Science
Educational program
Nursing - Study Programme
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Available from: 2017-05-02 Created: 2017-04-29 Last updated: 2017-05-02Bibliographically approved

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