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Type: Journal article
Title: A mixed-methods investigation of psychological factors relevant to weight maintenance
Author: Dibb-Smith, A.E.
Brindal, E.
Chapman, J.
Noakes, M.
Citation: Journal of Health Psychology, 2019; 24(4):440-452
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 1359-1053
1461-7277
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Amanda Ellen Dibb-Smith, Emily Brindal, Janine Chapman, Manny Noakes
Abstract: This study investigated perceptions of and engagement with the concepts of planning and problem-solving, within a weight management sample. A total of 53 participants (62% female, 20-74 years old) completed a semi-structured interview and quantitative measures after a 16-week weight maintenance period. Preliminary weight maintainers (who had maintained losses of, at least 10% of their original weight) were compared with heavier-than-baseline participants (who had re-gained more weight than was originally lost). The maintainers exhibited stronger problem-solving skills ( p < .05). The heavier-than-baseline participants tended towards non-rational problem-solving styles. Qualitatively, the maintainers described more planning events and were more accepting of mistakes than the heavier-than-baseline participants. Implications are discussed.
Keywords: Dichotomous thinking; planning; problem-solving skills; weight maintenance; weight re-gain
Rights: © The Author(s) 2016.
RMID: 0030068467
DOI: 10.1177/1359105316678053
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