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Title: How does psychomotor therapy change the body awareness of patients with an eating disorder? Qualitative study
Authors: Valkeners, Marjon
Fiddelaers, Lynn
Advisors: CALSIUS, Joeri
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: UHasselt
Abstract: OPMERKING: GELIEVE DE POSTER DIE HIERBOVEN GEUPLOAD IS, ZEKER AF TE PRINTEN, AANGEZIEN DE POSTER DIE DOOR MIJN COLLEGA/MEDESTUDENT LYNN FIDDELAERS GEUPLOAD WERD, NOG SCHRIJFFOUTEN BEVAT. DE MASTERPROEF OP ZICH DIENT NIET MEER EXTRA (OP MIJN NAAM) AFGEDRUKT TE WORDEN GEZIEN LYNN REEDS 7 VERSIES BESTELD HEEFT. Samenvatting: Goal The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the influence of psychomotor therapy on the body experience of six individuals with an eating disorder. Method 'The Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis' (IPA) was used to analyze the person's psychological experiences studied through the person's own perspective. It's about the experiences of individuals working from the basic assumption that the individual who experiences something is the expert. Results In all interviewed patients the intense focus on weight and body got out of hand. Body experience is influenced by a distorted body image and a disturbed way of thinking. Psychomotor therapy provides insight into the mindset and leads to rationalization of feelings and thoughts, which contributes to acceptance of the body and an improvement of self esteem and self image. Conclusion After an intensive period of psychomotor therapy, patients declare to feel more in contact with the own body and have less difficulties in accepting their body. Psychomotor therapy contributed to an amelioration of the body experience in six individuals with an eating disorder.
Notes: master in de revalidatiewetenschappen en de kinesitherapie-revalidatiewetenschappen en kinesitherapie in de geestelijke gezondheidszorg
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/17253
Category: T2
Type: Theses and Dissertations
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