Development of readiness to change and self-efficacy in anorexia nervosa clients: personal perspectives

Woerner, Jacqueline, King, Ross and Costa, Beth 2016, Development of readiness to change and self-efficacy in anorexia nervosa clients: personal perspectives, Advances in eating disorders, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 99-111, doi: 10.1080/21662630.2015.1118641.

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Title Development of readiness to change and self-efficacy in anorexia nervosa clients: personal perspectives
Author(s) Woerner, Jacqueline
King, RossORCID iD for King, Ross
Costa, Beth
Journal name Advances in eating disorders
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 99
End page 111
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016-02-22
ISSN 2166-2630
Keyword(s) readiness to change
transtheoretical model
anorexia nervosa
Summary Objective: Anorexia nervosa is a significant cause of physical andpsychological morbidity. The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) isfrequently used to conceptualise the process of intentionalbehaviour change. Instability and inconsistency of the TTM stagesof change exist across anorexia symptom dimensions. The currentstudy qualitatively explored readiness for change and self-efficacyin relation to six related but distinct anorexic symptomdimensions. Method: Fifteen individuals currently diagnosed withor recently recovered from anorexia participated in a semistructuredinterview. Findings: Participants in the central stages ofthe TTM reported variability and instability in their readiness tochange and self-efficacy across the six dimensions. Participantswere most prepared to address cognitive/emotional issues andleast prepared to alter their weight and avoidance of specificfoods. Discussion: These findings extend previous quantitativeresearch to suggest readiness for change and self-efficacyresemble motivational states rather than stages. The implicationsfor clinicians are discussed.
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Language eng
DOI 10.1080/21662630.2015.1118641
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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