Participants' perspectives of a multi-component, group-based weight loss programme supplement for cardiac rehabilitation: a qualitative study.

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dc.contributor.author Gallagher, R
dc.contributor.author Kirkness, A
dc.contributor.author Armari, E
dc.contributor.author Davidson, PM
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.citation International journal of nursing practice, 2012, 18 (1), pp. 28 - 35
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7114
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18709
dc.description.abstract Addressing overweight and obesity in people with cardiovascular risk factors is an important aspect of cardiac rehabilitation, but minimal implementation of targeted strategies has occurred. The aim of this study was to describe participants' perspectives of a multi-component, group-based weight loss supplement to cardiac rehabilitation programmes. Four focus groups of participants completing the intervention (n = 16) and maintenance phases (n = 19) of the Healthy Eating and Exercise Lifestyle Program (HEELP) were conducted. Interviews were transcribed and thematically analyzed using an inductive process. The overall theme of participants' responses was that HEELP helped them reprogramme their lifestyle behaviours to achieve weight loss. The programme was unique compared with other weight loss programmes because it was delivered and developed by familiar and expert health professionals who tailored the programme to participants' health status. Themes included the process of recognizing and deciding to make a commitment to managing their weight problem and feeling supported by the group and the staff to do this. Participants valued the group-based structure and the specific tools used in the programme. The programme content and structure provides a framework for the development of supplemental programmes for overweight and obese people at high cardiovascular risk.
dc.format Print
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1440-172x.2011.01988.x
dc.title Participants' perspectives of a multi-component, group-based weight loss programme supplement for cardiac rehabilitation: a qualitative study.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent International journal of nursing practice
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 18
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 28 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 35 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 879925
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords cardiac rehabilitation, focus group, obesity, perceptions en_US
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Multidisciplinary Sciences
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology - Other Topics
dc.description.keywords MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
dc.description.keywords common property
dc.description.keywords governance
dc.description.keywords human-environment interaction
dc.description.keywords institutional design principles
dc.description.keywords common-pool resources
dc.description.keywords NATURAL-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
dc.description.keywords MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
dc.description.keywords FISHERIES COMANAGEMENT
dc.description.keywords ADAPTIVE COMANAGEMENT
dc.description.keywords CONSERVATION
dc.description.keywords GOVERNANCE
dc.description.keywords LIVELIHOODS
dc.description.keywords RESILIENCE
dc.description.keywords ECOSYSTEMS
dc.description.keywords KNOWLEDGE
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Heart Diseases
dc.description.keywords Weight Loss
dc.description.keywords Focus Groups
dc.description.keywords Group Processes
dc.description.keywords Aged
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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