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A qualitative investigation of obese men's experiences with their weight

Lewis, Sophie, Thomas, Samantha L., Hyde, Jim, Castle, David J. and Komesaroff, Paul A. 2011, A qualitative investigation of obese men's experiences with their weight, American journal of health behavior, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 458-469.

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Title A qualitative investigation of obese men's experiences with their weight
Author(s) Lewis, Sophie
Thomas, Samantha L.
Hyde, Jim
Castle, David J.
Komesaroff, Paul A.
Journal name American journal of health behavior
Volume number 35
Issue number 4
Start page 458
End page 469
Total pages 12
Publisher PNG Publications
Place of publication Star City, W. Va.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1945-7359
1087-3244
Keyword(s) obesity
men's health
health beliefs
health behaviors
qualitative research
Summary Objectives: To investigate obese men's health behaviors and strategies for change. Methods: Qualitative interviews with 36 men (BMI 30 and over). Results: All men felt personally responsible for their weight gain. Sedentary lifestyles, stress, lack of worklife balance and weight-based stigma were all significant causes of weight gain and barriers to weight loss. These factors also contributed to men's unwillingness to seek help for their overweight. Conclusion: Addressing the self-blame and stigma associated with obesity is important in developing strategies to improve the health and well-being of obese men.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, PNG Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052077

Document type: Journal Article
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