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The weight-loss experience: a qualitative exploration

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2016
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Title
The weight-loss experience: a qualitative exploration
Published in
BMC Public Health, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3045-6
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David Rogerson, Hora Soltani, Robert Copeland

Abstract

Long-term weight management consists of weight-loss, weight-loss maintenance, and weight-gain stages. Qualitative insights into weight management are now appearing in the literature however research appears to be biased towards explorations of weight-loss maintenance. The qualitative understanding of weight loss, which begets weight-loss maintenance and might establish the experiences and behaviours necessary for successful long-term weight management, is comparatively under-investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the weight-loss experiences of a sample of participants not aligned to clinical intervention research, in order to understand the weight-loss experiences of a naturalistic sample. Participants (n = 8) with weight-loss (n = 4) and weight-maintenance experiences (n = 4) were interviewed using a semi-structured interview to understand the weight-loss experience. Interview data was analysed thematically using Framework Analysis and was underpinned by realist meta-theory. Weight loss was experienced as an enduring challenge, where factors that assisted weight loss were developed and experienced dichotomously to factors that hindered it. Participants described barriers to (dichotomous thinking, environments, social pressures and weight centeredness) and facilitators of (mindfulness, knowledge, exercise, readiness to change, structure, self-monitoring and social support) their weight-loss goals in rich detail, highlighting that weight loss was a complex experience. Weight loss was a difficult task, with physical, social, behavioural and environmental elements that appeared to assist and inhibit weight-loss efforts concurrently. Health professionals might need to better understand the day-to-day challenges of dieters in order to provide more effective, tailored treatments. Future research should look to investigate the psycho-social consequences of weight-loss dieting, in particular self-imposed social exclusion and spousal sabotage and flexible approaches to treatment.

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Country Count As %
Ecuador 1 <1%
Unknown 116 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 18%
Student > Bachelor 20 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 8 7%
Other 26 22%
Unknown 15 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 21%
Psychology 22 19%
Sports and Recreations 5 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 24 21%

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