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Titolo:
Conflict avoidance in anorexia nervosa: An observational study of mothers and daughters
Autore:
Lattimore, PJ; Wagner, HL; Gowers, S;
Indirizzi:
Univ Cent Lancashire, Dept Psychol, Preston PR1 2HE, Lancs, England Univ Cent Lancashire Preston Lancs England PR1 2HE R1 2HE, Lancs, England Univ Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, Merseyside, England Univ Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside England L69 3BX , Merseyside, England
Titolo Testata:
EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW
fascicolo: 5, volume: 8, anno: 2000,
pagine: 355 - 368
SICI:
1072-4133(200010)8:5<355:CAIANA>2.0.ZU;2-J
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
EATING DISORDER PATIENTS; EXPRESSED EMOTION; FAMILY; COMMUNICATION; ATTITUDES;
Keywords:
anorexia nervosa; conflict avoidance; family; communication;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
26
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lattimore, PJ Univ Cent Lancashire, Dept Psychol, Preston PR1 2HE, Lancs, England Univ Cent Lancashire Preston Lancs England PR1 2HE England
Citazione:
P.J. Lattimore et al., "Conflict avoidance in anorexia nervosa: An observational study of mothers and daughters", EUR EAT D R, 8(5), 2000, pp. 355-368

Abstract

Adolescents with anorexia nervosa (n=20) and emotional and developmental disorders (n=14) were observed, during low- and high-conflict family problemsolving tasks with their mothers. An observational coding scheme designed for the study was used to identify verbal (e.g., criticism or support) and nonverbal behaviour indicative of constructive and destructive communication. The frequency and sequential context of observed behaviour was compared between and within groups using t-tests. It was predicted that during the high conflict task: (1) anorexia dyads would be conflict avoiding compared to controls; (2) that in both groups one family member would show more destructive communication than the other and (3) that the rate of, and reciprocation of destructive communication would be greater than constructive communication in mother-daughter pairs in the anorexia group only. Results indicated that anorexia dyads showed more destructive communication than comparison dyads. Within anorexia dyads, daughters showed more destructive communication than their mothers, and the mean frequency of destructive communication was greater than constructive communication. in the anorexia group only. Furthermore, mothers and their daughters in the anorexia dyads reciprocated each other's destructive communication to a greater extent than constructive communication. The results do not support the notion that conflict avoidance characterizes the interactions of 'anorexic families'. By examining the behaviour of both the patient and a key relative, this study demonstrates that deficiencies in communication skills may underpin disrupted family functioning associated with anorexia nervosa. Family counselling techniques may provide an opportunity to support constructive approaches to resolving family problems associated with symptoms. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

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