The role of nurse support within an Internet-delivered weight management intervention: A qualitative study

Sarah Renouf, Katherine Bradbury, Lucy Yardley, Paul Little

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Abstract

This qualitative study explored patients' experiences of nurse support for an Internet-delivered weight management intervention. Eighteen patients who had received either basic or regular nurse support (three or seven contacts, respectively) for the Internet intervention were interviewed. The data were analysed using thematic analysis. The findings suggest that more regular support for Internet interventions may have the potential to inhibit the development of autonomous motivation for weight loss, which might lead to problems in sustaining losses after support ends. Further research is now needed to confirm whether motivation is influenced by frequency of nurse support in Internet interventions in order to inform the development of optimal support which promotes sustained weight loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-71
Number of pages9
JournalPsychology, Health & Medicine
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health
  • Physical and Mental Health

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nurses
  • Qualitative Research
  • Social Support
  • Weight Reduction Programs/methods

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