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dc.contributor.authorvan Beurden, SB
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, SI
dc.contributor.authorTang, JCH
dc.contributor.authorMewse, AJ
dc.contributor.authorAbraham, C
dc.contributor.authorGreaves, CJ
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-10T01:25:47Z
dc.date.available2020-12-10T01:25:47Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierpii: 184
dc.identifier.citationvan Beurden, S. B., Simmons, S. I., Tang, J. C. H., Mewse, A. J., Abraham, C. & Greaves, C. J. (2018). Informing the development of online weight management interventions: a qualitative investigation of primary care patient perceptions.. BMC Obes, 5 (1), pp.7-. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40608-018-0184-6.
dc.identifier.issn2052-9538
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253703
dc.description.abstractBackground: The internet is a potentially promising medium for delivering weight loss interventions. The current study sought to explore factors that might influence primary care patients' initial uptake and continued use (up to four-weeks) of such programmes to help inform the development of novel, or refinement of existing, weight management interventions. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 patients purposively sampled based on age, gender and BMI from a single rural general practice. The interviews were conducted 4 weeks after recruitment at the general practice and focused on experiences with using one of three freely available weight loss websites. Thematic Analysis was used to analyse the data. Results: Findings suggested that patients were initially motivated to engage with internet-based weight loss programmes by their accessibility and novelty. However, continued use was influenced by substantial facilitators and barriers, such as time and effort involved, reaction to prompts/reminders, and usefulness of information. Facilitation by face-to-face consultations with the GP was reported to be helpful in supporting change. Conclusions: Although primary care patients may not be ready yet to solely depend on online interventions for weight loss, their willingness to use them shows potential for use alongside face-to-face weight management advice or intervention. Recommendations to minimise barriers to engagement are provided.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleInforming the development of online weight management interventions: a qualitative investigation of primary care patient perceptions.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40608-018-0184-6
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Psychological Sciences
melbourne.source.titleBMC Obesity
melbourne.source.volume5
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages7-
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1371638
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5810085
melbourne.contributor.authorAbraham, Samuel
dc.identifier.eissn2052-9538
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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