An investigation of clinicians’ experiences of delivering Family Based Therapy for adolescents with Anorexia nervosa: and clinical research portfolio

Byrne, Sarah (2019) An investigation of clinicians’ experiences of delivering Family Based Therapy for adolescents with Anorexia nervosa: and clinical research portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Objective: Family based therapy (FBT) has been identified as the first line treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa, and has been implemented in five health boards in the West of Scotland. This research seeks to examine the experiences and beliefs of clinicians delivering FBT to young people with anorexia, with a particular focus on their beliefs around facilitating and detrimental factors to treatment outcomes.
Method: Clinicians working in each of the five health boards were invited to take part in the study. Eight clinicians providing FBT to adolescents with anorexia nervosa were recruited. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and data were analysed using thematic analysis. This was then synthe- sised into sub-themes, mapping onto the framework of barriers and facilitators to implementation of FBT.
Results: Analysis identified eight facilitating factors and seven potential barriers, from the clini- cians’ perspective. Of note, four factors were identified that may act as either a facilitator or a barri- er, depending on other contextual factors.
Discussion: The present findings provide insights into the perspective of clinicians providing FBT for anorexia in real world CAMHS services. These insights may suggest potential avenues for addi- tional attention from clinicians, such as areas of potential bias, and where potential barriers can be shaped into facilitators. Future research into clinicians’ experiences and strategies that may enhance facilitators and decrease barriers would be beneficial.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: adolescent, child, anorexia nervosa, family therapy, Scotland, qualitative research.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: O'Connor, Professor Rory
Date of Award: 2019
Depositing User: Sarah Byrne
Unique ID: glathesis:2019-75171
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 11:45
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2019 08:15
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.75171
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75171

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