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dc.contributor.authorFirkins, Ashlyn
dc.contributor.authorTwist, Jos
dc.contributor.authorSolomons, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorKeville, Saskia
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-14T01:10:16Z
dc.date.available2019-12-14T01:10:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-01
dc.identifier.citationFirkins , A , Twist , J , Solomons , W & Keville , S 2019 , ' Cutting Ties with Pro-Ana: A Narrative Inquiry Concerning the Experiences of Pro-Ana Disengagement from Six Former Site Users. ' , Qualitative Health Research , vol. 29 , no. 10 , pp. 1461-1473 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732319830425
dc.identifier.issn1049-7323
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 16086874
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85062441155
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6443-9309/work/99429763
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-2401-5226/work/115596755
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/21995
dc.description.abstractWebsites advocating the benefits of eating disorders (“Pro-Ana”) tend to reinforce and maintain restrictive eating and purging behaviors. Yet remarkably, no study has explored individual accounts of disengagement from these sites and the associated meanings. Using narrative inquiry, this study sought to address this gap. From the interviews of six women, two overarching storylines emerged. The first closely tied disengagement to recovery with varying positions of personal agency claimed: this ranged from enforced and unwelcomed breaks that ignited change, to a personal choice that became viable through the development of alternative social and personal identities. A strong counternarrative to “disengagement as recovery” also emerged. Here, disengagement from Pro-Ana was storied alongside a need to retain an ED lifestyle. With “recovery” being just one reason for withdrawal from Pro-Ana sites, clinicians must remain curious about the meanings individuals ascribe to this act, without assuming it represents a step toward recovery.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofQualitative Health Research
dc.subjectPro-Ana
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.subjectUnited States of America
dc.subjecteating disorders
dc.subjectnarrative inquiry
dc.subjectonline communities
dc.subjectqualitative
dc.subjectrecovery
dc.subjectsocial media
dc.subjectPublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.titleCutting Ties with Pro-Ana: A Narrative Inquiry Concerning the Experiences of Pro-Ana Disengagement from Six Former Site Users.en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology group
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