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Title: Female athlete experiences of seeking and receiving treatment for an eating disorder
Authors: Plateau, Carolyn R.
Arcelus, Jon
Leung, Newman
Meyer, Caroline
Keywords: Exercise
Disordered eating
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: PLEATEAU, C.R., 2017. Female athlete experiences of seeking and receiving treatment for an eating disorder. Eating Disorders, 25 (3), pp. 273-277.
Abstract: Clinical eating disorders are common among athletes; however research has yet to explore the process of seeking and receiving treatment for an eating disorder in this population. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with thirteen female athletes currently receiving treatment for an eating disorder. Three themes emerged: Challenges to treatment seeking; Feeling out of place and Coping with exercise transitions. Athletes reported low levels of eating disorder literacy and lacked motivation to engage with therapy due to a lack of perceived relevance. Athletes found it challenging to relinquish exercise behaviours in treatment and expressed concerns around managing a return to sport. It may be necessary to provide additional support to athletes when embarking on and leaving treatment programmes, particularly with regards to managing expectations about exercise.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Eating Disorders on 4 Jan 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10640266.2016.1269551.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2016.1269551
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23412
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10640266.2016.1269551
ISSN: 1064-0266
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