Weight management issues and strategies for people with high cardiovascular risk undertaking an Australian weight loss program: a focus group 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 2012-03
dc.identifier.citation Nursing & health sciences, 2012, 14 (1), pp. 18 - 24
dc.identifier.issn 1441-0745
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18711
dc.description.abstract Obesity is particularly hazardous for people with multiple cardiovascular risk factors and existing cardiovascular disease, although few studies investigate experiences and perceptions of weight loss in this population. This study provides an understanding of participants' knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of managing multiple risk factors and/or existing cardiovascular disease of participants who were undertaking a weight loss program. Thirty-five participants were recruited from the first 50 completing a multicomponent group-based weight loss intervention designed to follow cardiovascular disease and diabetes disease management programs. Four focus group interviews were conducted using a semistructured interview schedule. Data were analyzed using an inductive approach, and themes developed. Participants found the process of weight loss to be complex, dynamic, and challenging, as the conflicting needs of existing health conditions, social support, ambivalence, and time limitations required careful balance. In response, participants determinedly developed and tested strategies based on simplified principles, establishing routines for new health habits and portion control, and going back to basics in food selection. Therefore, weight loss programs for this population need to be specifically tailored to support patients' efforts and strategies.
dc.format Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00651.x
dc.title Weight management issues and strategies for people with high cardiovascular risk undertaking an Australian weight loss program: a focus group study.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Nursing & health sciences
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 14
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1442-2018 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 18 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 24 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.personcode 879925
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Public Health and Health Services 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 cardiovascular disease, diabetes, focus group, obesity, perspective, weight loss en_US
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Technology
dc.description.keywords Physical Sciences
dc.description.keywords Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
dc.description.keywords Instruments & Instrumentation
dc.description.keywords Physics, Applied
dc.description.keywords Engineering
dc.description.keywords Physics
dc.description.keywords INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION
dc.description.keywords PHYSICS, APPLIED
dc.description.keywords Biomedical engineering
dc.description.keywords chemical engineering
dc.description.keywords chemical sensors
dc.description.keywords sensors
dc.description.keywords HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Cardiovascular Diseases
dc.description.keywords Chronic Disease
dc.description.keywords Focus Groups
dc.description.keywords Risk Assessment
dc.description.keywords Attitude to Health
dc.description.keywords Food Preferences
dc.description.keywords Health Behavior
dc.description.keywords Qualitative Research
dc.description.keywords Time Factors
dc.description.keywords Social Support
dc.description.keywords Aged
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Australia
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
dc.description.keywords Weight Reduction Programs
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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