Binge and Purge Processes in Bulimia Nervosa: A Qualitative Investigation
bulimia nervosa, binge, purge, eating disorder
This study explored the nature and functions of the binge and purge processes of those who suffer from bulimia nervosa. Using a quali- tative research design, the researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with eight affected women, asking them to discuss their bingeing and purging experiences. Use of an emergent data analy- sis method revealed participants’ behaviors as attempts to cope and control, to improve self-regard and social status, to regulate emo- tion, and to provide physiological reinforcement. Implications of the findings for clinical practice are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Jeppson, J. E., Richards, P. S., Hardman, R. K., & Granley, H. M. (2003). Binge and purge processes in bulimia nervosa: A qualitative investigation. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 11, 115-128.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Jeppson, Jay E.; Richards, P. Scott; Hardman, Randy K.; and Granley, H. Mac, "Binge and Purge Processes in Bulimia Nervosa: A Qualitative Investigation" (2003). Faculty Publications. 3857.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
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