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Article: Clients' experiences of a community based lifestyle modification program: A qualitative study

TitleClients' experiences of a community based lifestyle modification program: A qualitative study
Authors
KeywordsLifestyle modification
Issue Date2009
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2009, v. 6, n. 10, p. 2608-2622 How to Cite?
AbstractThere is little information about how clients attending lifestyle modification programs view the outcomes. This qualitative study examined the clients' experience of a community based lifestyle modification program in Hong Kong. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 25 clients attending the program. Clients perceived the program had positive impacts on their health and nutrition knowledge. They experienced frustration, negative emotion, lack of motivation, and pressure from others during the program. Working environment and lack of healthy food choices in restaurants were the major perceived environmental barriers for lifestyle modification. Clients valued nutritionists' capability of providing professional information and psychological support in the program. Our results suggest that nutritionist's capability of providing quality consultations and patient-centered care are important for empowering clients achieve lifestyle modification. © 2009 by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/228090

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, Ruth S M-
dc.contributor.authorLok, Kris Y W-
dc.contributor.authorSea, Mandy M M-
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Jean-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-01T06:45:10Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-01T06:45:10Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2009, v. 6, n. 10, p. 2608-2622-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/228090-
dc.description.abstractThere is little information about how clients attending lifestyle modification programs view the outcomes. This qualitative study examined the clients' experience of a community based lifestyle modification program in Hong Kong. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 25 clients attending the program. Clients perceived the program had positive impacts on their health and nutrition knowledge. They experienced frustration, negative emotion, lack of motivation, and pressure from others during the program. Working environment and lack of healthy food choices in restaurants were the major perceived environmental barriers for lifestyle modification. Clients valued nutritionists' capability of providing professional information and psychological support in the program. Our results suggest that nutritionist's capability of providing quality consultations and patient-centered care are important for empowering clients achieve lifestyle modification. © 2009 by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-
dc.subjectLifestyle modification-
dc.titleClients' experiences of a community based lifestyle modification program: A qualitative study-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph6102608-
dc.identifier.pmid20054457-
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dc.identifier.volume6-
dc.identifier.issue10-
dc.identifier.spage2608-
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dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601-

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