Background: According to the NICE guidelines (2017), family involvement is necessary for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa (AN). Parental coping strategies range from critical, hostile behavior, excessive control, to disease avoidance (Treasure et al.,2020). Aims: Explore the implicit theories by which primary caregivers of patients with AN understand and interpret their role in treating and managing of the disease. Method: 19 parents (mean age=50.7) of patients of EDs public clinic (in Southern Italy) were interviewed through open and semi-structured questions. A Lexical Correspondence Analysis was applied to the verbatim transcripts to identify the main factorial dimensions. Results: First dimension:1)the explanations are on the onset fac tors of the disease (lack, family, affection);2)an interpretative void that seems to prevent any other form of explanation.Second dimension:1)the privileged interlocutor is the context of medical care services;2)the interlocutor is the society (cultural model) responsible for the disease. Conclusions: The analyzes of the discourses show overall the difficulties of family members in exploring the emotional dynamics of the AN and the tendency to take out of the family context every possible cause for the maintenance and evolution of the disease

CARING FOR DAUGHTERS WITH ANOREXIA NERVOSA: PERCEPTION OF THE DISEASE AND EMOTIONAL-BEHAVIORAL MODULATION OF PARENTS

Savarese G.;Carpinelli L.;Marinaci T.
2022

Abstract

Background: According to the NICE guidelines (2017), family involvement is necessary for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa (AN). Parental coping strategies range from critical, hostile behavior, excessive control, to disease avoidance (Treasure et al.,2020). Aims: Explore the implicit theories by which primary caregivers of patients with AN understand and interpret their role in treating and managing of the disease. Method: 19 parents (mean age=50.7) of patients of EDs public clinic (in Southern Italy) were interviewed through open and semi-structured questions. A Lexical Correspondence Analysis was applied to the verbatim transcripts to identify the main factorial dimensions. Results: First dimension:1)the explanations are on the onset fac tors of the disease (lack, family, affection);2)an interpretative void that seems to prevent any other form of explanation.Second dimension:1)the privileged interlocutor is the context of medical care services;2)the interlocutor is the society (cultural model) responsible for the disease. Conclusions: The analyzes of the discourses show overall the difficulties of family members in exploring the emotional dynamics of the AN and the tendency to take out of the family context every possible cause for the maintenance and evolution of the disease
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