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Motivational Dynamics Among Eating-disordered Patients With and Without Nonsuicidal Self-injury: A Self-Determination Theory Approach.
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PMID:  23203947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The presence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in eating-disordered (ED) patients is considered a complicating factor in treatment with a possibly adverse influence on patients' motivation to change. Using Self-Determination Theory as a guiding framework, we compared ED patients with and without NSSI in terms of their well-being and their motives to undertake psychotherapeutic change. METHOD: Data were collected in a sample of 95 ED patients, including 37 patients displaying at least some type of NSSI. RESULTS: Patients with NSSI, relative to those without, felt more externally pressured to undertake change and reported lower overall well-being. Mean level differences in well-being between both patient groups were fully accounted for by patients' externally pressuring motives for pursuing change. DISCUSSION: In ED patients with NSSI, there is an important link between their more externally driven motivation to change and their lowered psychological well-being. It is discussed how clinicians can approach these patients to pursue change. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
Maarten Vansteenkiste; Laurence Claes; Bart Soenens; Joke Verstuyf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1099-0968     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436977     Medline TA:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
Ghent University, Belgium.
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