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BEDOYA HERNANDEZ, Mauricio Hernando  and  MARIN CORTES, Andrés Felipe. Social inclusion through the body in women with anorexia-bulimia in Medellín, Colombia. Iatreia [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.4, pp.319-328. ISSN 0121-0793.

This report presents the findings of a research entitled ''Identity narratives about the body experience of women diagnosed with eating disorders'' which was carried out in Medellín, Colombia. Objective: to recognize how the meaning given to body experience reveals the identity construction of women with eating disorders. Methodology: a qualitative approach with a multiplecase design. Cases were analyzed using procedures of the phenomenological hermeneutic method. In-depth interviews and focus groups were done. The project complied with the ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, including the informed consent. Results: 1) self-evaluation of these women is strongly influenced by the perception of other persons; 2) there are social contexts of occurrence that stimulate the development of anorexia-bulimia; 3) three ways of configuration of anorexia-bulimia were found, namely: the aesthetic-erotic, the aesthetic-athletic, and the aesthetic-affective; 4) recovery from anorexiabulimia does not consist solely of eating, but also of allowing the patients'body to historicize itself, that is, to show the effects of time.

Keywords : Anorexia; Body; Bulimia; Competent body; Configuration models; Narrative identity; Social contexts of occurrence.

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