Capturing and understanding the complexities of the treatment and recovery processes in adults with severe anorexia nervosa using a novel qualitative

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Health Service and Population Research


The proposed study is a longitudinal qualitative
research project, in which a novel audio and text-based
smartphone diary app will be used to gather data on the
experiences, thoughts, and feelings of people receiving
treatment for severe anorexia nervosa (AN). The project will
be embedded within the forthcoming DAISES trial, a NIHR
HTA funded randomised controlled trial (RCT) designed to
compare the effectiveness of prolonged in-patient treatment
for adults with severe AN with a stepped care approach,
where participants are discharged into day treatment
following short medical stabilisation. Participants will use the
app to capture their ongoing experiences of the treatment
process and setting


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P000703/1 30/09/2017 29/09/2027
2285988 Studentship ES/P000703/1 30/09/2019 01/09/2023 Catherine McCombie