Clients' Experiences of a Community Based Lifestyle Modification Program: A Qualitative Study
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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.
All Author(s) ListChan RSM, Lok KYW, Sea MMM, Woo J
Journal nameInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Year2009
Month10
Day1
Volume Number6
Issue Number10
PublisherMOLECULAR DIVERSITY PRESERVATION INTERNATIONAL-MDPI
Pages2608 - 2622
ISSN1661-7827
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordslifestyle modification; obesity; patient-centered care; qualitative; weight management
Web of Science Subject CategoriesEnvironmental Sciences; ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Environmental Sciences & Ecology

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