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Patients’ perspective of a group intervention for perfectionism in Anorexia Nervosa: a qualitative study

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Accepted/In press11 Jul 2016


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This study aimed to explore the experiences of adults with Anorexia Nervosa who took part in a perfectionism group intervention in an inpatient setting. Thematic analysis was used to explore patient feedback collected in focus groups. Patient feedback was generally positive and centred around three main themes: perceived benefits of the group, the content of the group and suggested improvements. The findings suggest that a brief perfectionism group intervention is an acceptable treatment with a range of perceived benefits for patients with severe AN. Understanding patients’ experiences of the intervention can provide further important information to maximise therapeutic impact of the group in inpatient settings.

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