A retrospective lyrical analysis of songs written by adolescents with anorexia nervosa

McFerran, K., Baker, F. A., Patton, G. C. and Sawyer, S. M. (2006) A retrospective lyrical analysis of songs written by adolescents with anorexia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 14 6: 397-403.


Author McFerran, K.
Baker, F. A.
Patton, G. C.
Sawyer, S. M.
Title A retrospective lyrical analysis of songs written by adolescents with anorexia nervosa
Journal name European Eating Disorders Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1072-4133
1099-0968
Publication date 2006-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/erv.746
Volume 14
Issue 6
Start page 397
End page 403
Total pages 7
Editor R. Palmer
Place of publication Leicester, UK
Publisher Wiley-Interscience
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321299 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
321021 Psychiatry
321204 Mental Health
321217 Health Counselling
Abstract Song-writing plays a central role in music therapy with adolescents. A retrospective lyrical analysis of songs written by adolescents with anorexia nervosa was undertaken in order to identify common themes solicited through song-writing interventions. Fifteen participants contributed 17 songs, from which 368 lyrical units were identified. A modified content analysis approach was used with each lyrical unit being categorised to one of six themes determined from the literature and clinical experience. The theme of 'identity' was used most frequently (28%), with the sub-theme of 'exploring new behaviours, positive self-talk' being addressed most often (12.5% of total). The dominance of the developmentally important theme of 'identity' may reflect the relationship between adolescents, music and identity or may be related to the way in which anorexia nervosa has been theorised to assist the adolescent in managing challenges to the emerging sense of self. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
Keyword music
adolescents
anorexia nervosa
identity
content analysis
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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