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ERIC Number: EJ800283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
"Taking Charge of One's Life": A Model for Weight Management Success
Adams, Marlene
Qualitative Report, v13 n1 p30-52 Mar 2008
Obesity is a serious, prevalent, and refractory disorder that increases with age particularly in women who enroll in formal weight loss treatments. This study examined the processes used by obese postmenopausal women as they participated in a formal weight loss program. Using grounded theory, interviews were conducted with 14 women engaged in a formal weight loss study examining success with specific, targeted weight loss treatments based on one's weight control self-efficacy typology. "Taking Charge of One's Life" emerged as a model for weight management success, comprised of three phases: engaging, internalizing, and keeping one's commitment. This study supports the unique, complex, and individualized nature of making a decision to lose weight and then maintaining one's commitment to weight loss. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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