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Severe Anorexia Nervosa Personal Recovery (ANAPR)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03712384
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Institut Mutualiste Montsouris

Brief Summary:

A growing qualitative literature about personal recovery process in mental disorders emerges. However in Anorexia Nervosa (AN), it remains few understood, especially in severe AN during adolescence.

This pilot study seeks to enhance understanding of recovery from AN in France and support the dissemination of the PR paradigm among the French mental health community working with AN, as a complement to the medical approach.

A qualitative research according to Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) method was conducted .Five young women hospitalized ten years before for a severe AN during their adolescence were interviewed with a semi-structured face-to-face interview on recovery process.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Other: Semi structured face to face interview

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 5 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Personal Recovery of Young Adults With Severe Anorexia Nervosa During Adolescence: a Pilot Qualitative Study
Actual Study Start Date : June 20, 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 5, 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : July 5, 2014

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Young adult with severe anorexia
Young adult with severe Anorexia hospitalized during adolescence at Institut Mutualiste Montsouris
Other: Semi structured face to face interview
Face-to-face semi-structured interview conducted in the hospital, where young adults were hospitalized 10 years before, in a quiet and isolated office. The topic guide was built according to literature review, without further change after pilot test. Interviews where audio-recorded and transcribed

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Recovery process of AN [ Time Frame: Semi structured face to face interview, 10 years after hospitalization for AN. ]

    Initial interview topic guide domain

    1. How have you spent your life for the first hospitalization for AN?
    2. What are the factors that help or prevent from going ahead?
    3. All this way long, how did feel talking about yourself?
    4. How did evolve your relationships?
    5. How have you felt your body all this way long?
    6. How do you define recovery of AN during adolescence?
    7. How would you define yourself?
    8. What kind of stories do you tell yourself about AN?
    9. If you would be faced with someone with current AN, what would you advice him/her?

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Young people who suffered of severe AN and experienced hospitalization during adolescence feels recovered

Inclusion Criteria:

  • woman
  • Adult between 20 and 30 years old
  • With history of restrictive AN (CIM 10: F50)
  • Without no other comorbidity
  • Hospitalized for AN during adolescence (10-19 years old) ten years ago, in adolescent psychiatry at Institute Mutualiste Montsouris (France)
  • Native French speaker
  • Considers herself recovered
  • Agreement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of AN criteria (ICD-10: F50) during research interview,
  • Absence of all recovery qualitative criteria after qualitative analysis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03712384

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Institut mutualiste montsouris
Paris, France, 75014
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut Mutualiste Montsouris
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Principal Investigator: Marie-Aude PIOT Institut Mutualiste Montsouris

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Responsible Party: Institut Mutualiste Montsouris Identifier: NCT03712384    
Other Study ID Numbers: PSY-2014-04
First Posted: October 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Institut Mutualiste Montsouris:
Qualitative research
Personal narratives
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Feeding and Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa
Mental Disorders
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive