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The motivation to loosing weight in overweight and obese people

Magdalena Zegan, Ewa Michota-Katulska, Ewa Jagodzińska, Beata Sińska
Endokrynol. Otył. Zab. Przem. Mat 2010;6(2):85-92.

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Vol 6, No 2 (2010)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2010-07-12

Abstract


INTRODUCTION. The framework of treatment overweight and obesity is among others changing life style, dietetic attitude and proper drug treatment. Unfortunately all these actions oriented at body weight reduction do not always give the results expected. Very often after the first success lasting some months most people go back to the starting point. It implies the need for therapy in which dietetic and medical actions would be strengthened by psychological support.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. Questionnaire surveys were carried out at the end of March and the beginning of April 2009 and embraced 104 chosen patients. The criteria to enter were patient’s overweight or obesity and starting the trial to reduce it. The participants were the patients of Out-Patients Clinic of Metabolic Diseases in Institute of Food and Nutrition in Warsaw. The group consisted of 74 women and 30 men, 36 of them with overweight and 68 of them with obesity.
RESULTS. The surveyed, thought themselves as going to aim patiently, had generally some failures in approaching overweight problems. Because of imprecisely defined goals they often did not succeed and they lost their willingness and surrounded. Moreover it turned out that most of them did not have the defined detailed plan of actions.
CONCLUSIONS. Analyzing the results proved the need of specialists support. The proper working team of specialists - dietitian, psychologist and doctor - seems to be vital. Owing that team the stages of supervised actions can be precisely determined which enables controlling the process of loosing weight. Having precisely determined goals at particular stages the patient will be is more aware of progress done, which strengthens their motivation.
Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 2010, vol. 6, No 2, 85-92

Abstract


INTRODUCTION. The framework of treatment overweight and obesity is among others changing life style, dietetic attitude and proper drug treatment. Unfortunately all these actions oriented at body weight reduction do not always give the results expected. Very often after the first success lasting some months most people go back to the starting point. It implies the need for therapy in which dietetic and medical actions would be strengthened by psychological support.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. Questionnaire surveys were carried out at the end of March and the beginning of April 2009 and embraced 104 chosen patients. The criteria to enter were patient’s overweight or obesity and starting the trial to reduce it. The participants were the patients of Out-Patients Clinic of Metabolic Diseases in Institute of Food and Nutrition in Warsaw. The group consisted of 74 women and 30 men, 36 of them with overweight and 68 of them with obesity.
RESULTS. The surveyed, thought themselves as going to aim patiently, had generally some failures in approaching overweight problems. Because of imprecisely defined goals they often did not succeed and they lost their willingness and surrounded. Moreover it turned out that most of them did not have the defined detailed plan of actions.
CONCLUSIONS. Analyzing the results proved the need of specialists support. The proper working team of specialists - dietitian, psychologist and doctor - seems to be vital. Owing that team the stages of supervised actions can be precisely determined which enables controlling the process of loosing weight. Having precisely determined goals at particular stages the patient will be is more aware of progress done, which strengthens their motivation.
Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 2010, vol. 6, No 2, 85-92
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Keywords

motivation; loosing weight; overweight; obesity

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Title

The motivation to loosing weight in overweight and obese people

Journal

Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Issue

Vol 6, No 2 (2010)

Pages

85-92

Published online

2010-07-12

Bibliographic record

Endokrynol. Otył. Zab. Przem. Mat 2010;6(2):85-92.

Keywords

motivation
loosing weight
overweight
obesity

Authors

Magdalena Zegan
Ewa Michota-Katulska
Ewa Jagodzińska
Beata Sińska

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