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Internet dans les troubles du comportement alimentaire restrictifs : mode de consultation et impact

Abstract : On internet many streams promote food restriction directly or indirectly but some are oriented toward recovery. People with eating disorders are consulting all these eating disorder related contents. The goal of our study was to investigate the methods used by eating-disorder’s patients to consult eating disorder content and evaluate their impact on daily life and on the disease. We conducted a monocentric qualitative study using focus group with patient hospitalised between June and October 2017 in an eating disorder department in a French clinic. 14 patients participated to the study. Time they dedicated to browsing information on eating disorder was significant, generally several hours per day. Smartphone applications were often used in order to quantify calorie’s ingested or burned and to consult social media. The topics referred to eating, physical exercice, body shape, the disorder itself or the recovery. The precise impact of this consultation was difficult to evaluate however participants gave a subjective feedback on their internet use enhancing their eating disorder. Use of internet seems play a significant role in the daily life of patients suffering from an eating disorder. It use should therefore be monitored closely in clinical practice in order to have a wider understanding of the patients condition and their therapy progress.
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Vincent Mansi. Internet dans les troubles du comportement alimentaire restrictifs : mode de consultation et impact. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02381293⟩



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