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© 2014 Taylor & Francis. This qualitative study explored patients experiences of nurse support for an Internet-delivered weight management intervention. Eighteen patients who had received either basic or regular nurse support (three or seven contacts, respectively) for the Internet intervention were interviewed. The data were analysed using thematic analysis. The findings suggest that more regular support for Internet interventions may have the potential to inhibit the development of autonomous motivation for weight loss, which might lead to problems in sustaining losses after support ends. Further research is now needed to confirm whether motivation is influenced by frequency of nurse support in Internet interventions in order to inform the development of optimal support which promotes sustained weight loss.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/13548506.2014.986138

Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychology, Health and Medicine

Publication Date

01/01/2015

Volume

20

Pages

963 - 971