Predictors and barriers of adherence to lifestyle interventions in adults with obesity

A recent systematic review published in the journal Clinical Obesity has examined the determinants of adherence to lifestyle intervention programmes for the management of obesity.

Researchers included 24 studies in the review which focused on the barriers to behaviour change and predictors of adherence to lifestyle intervention programmes in adults with obesity.

The main barriers to behaviour change in adults with obesity include:

  • Poor motivation
  • Lack of time
  • Socioeconomic constraints
  • Health and physical limitations
  • Environmental, societal and social pressures
  • Negative thoughts/moods

The main predictors of adherence to lifestyle intervention programmes include:

  • Early weight loss success
  • Lower body mass index (BMI) at the beginning of the intervention
  • Being male
  • Being of older age
  • Better baseline mood

The results of this review may be useful in improving adherence to future lifestyle intervention programmes.

 

Posted: 22/03/2017 14:06:39 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Intervention, Lifestyle, Obesity, Weight loss


 

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