The effectiveness of including support people in a cognitive behavioural weight loss maintenance programme for obese adults: study rationale and design
Rieger, E., Treasure, J., Swinbourne, J., Adam, B., Manns, C. and Caterson, I
The rationale for a novel approach to enhance the effectiveness of social support for weight loss maintenance is provided. Specifically, there is theoretical and empirical support for training support people in motivational interviewing in order to facilitate the development of self-motivation for weight control in obese adults. Self-motivation is, in turn, associated with long-term behaviour change, including sustained engagement in weight control behaviours.
The design and methodology of a study for evaluating the effectiveness of training support people in motivational interviewing to assist obese adults with weight loss maintenance is described.
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