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, 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 2011004260 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gallagher Robyn et al. 2012, 'Weight management issues and strategies for people with high cardiovascular risk undertaking an Australian weight loss program: A focus group study', Wiley, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 18-24. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1441-0745 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00651.x en_US
dc.title Weight management issues and strategies for people with high cardiovascular risk undertaking an Australian weight loss program: A focus group study en_US
dc.parent Nursing & Health Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 14 en_US
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 111700 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 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.staffid 110950 en_US


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