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ERIC Number: EJ926341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Applying Grounded Theory to Weight Management among Women: Making a Commitment to Healthy Eating
Zunker, Christie; Ivankova, Nataliya
Qualitative Report, v16 n3 p860-880 May 2011
In this study we developed a theory grounded in data from women who continued healthy eating behaviors after a weight management program. Participant recruitment was guided by theoretical sampling strategies for focus groups and individual interviews. Inclusion criteria were: African American or Caucasian women aged 30+ who lost [greater than or equal to] 5% of their body weight in a weight management program [greater than or equal to] year ago. Participants [greater than or equal to] 5% below their baseline weight were maintainers (n = 9); those above were non-maintainers (n = 14). We asked open-ended questions regarding healthy eating behaviors. The systematic design is described in detail, including categories from open coding, connection during axial coding, and integration into a theory, labeled Commitment to Healthy Eating, during selective coding. Procedures for establishing credibility are also included. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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