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, Robyn en_US
dc.contributor.author Kirkness, Ann en_US
dc.contributor.author Armari, Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.author Davidson, Patricia en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:34:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011004251 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gallagher Robyn et al. 2012, 'Participants' perspectives of a multi-component, group-based weight loss programme supplement for cardiac rehabilitation: A qualitative study', Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 28-35. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7114 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2011.01988.x en_US
dc.title Participants' perspectives of a multi-component, group-based weight loss programme supplement for cardiac rehabilitation: A qualitative study en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Nursing Practice en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
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 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 879925 en_US
dc.personcode 0000021905 en_US
dc.personcode 0000076932 en_US
dc.personcode 110950 en_US
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.staffid 110950 en_US


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