Nutritionist’s Variation in Counseling Style and the Effect on Weight Change of Patients Attending a Community Based Lifestyle Modification ProgramReportar como inadecuado




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Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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Centre for Nutritional Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China





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Abstract Information concerning the nature of nutritionist-patient relationships is very limited. This qualitative and quantitative study examined nutritionist’s skills, attributes, and beliefs towards nutrition counseling during a lifestyle modification intervention program, and whether this affected the patient’s weight outcome. 24 nutrition consultations were observed during the program and the nutritionists were interviewed for their perception on practice n = 4. A statistically significant difference was observed between the nutritionists in regard to patient’s weight change after adjustment for age and baseline weight p 0.001. Key nutritionist skills identified that influenced weight outcome were meticulous investigation of the underlying obesity cause, identification of the subject’s stage of change, and psychological support. View Full-Text

Keywords: dietary adherence; lifestyle modification; weight management; obesity dietary adherence; lifestyle modification; weight management; obesity





Autor: Kris Y. W. Lok 1,* , Ruth S. M. Chan 1, Mandy M. M. Sea 2 and Jean Woo 1

Fuente: http://mdpi.com/



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