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Experience of Obesity, Weight Loss, and Treatment: Qualitative Study ***** Formerly Obese Persons ***** Their Partners

Chapter One

Overview of the Study

Introduction to the Problem

Purpose of the Study

Need for the Study

Theoretical Framework

Definition ***** Terms

Research Questions

Chapter Two

***** about the ***** of Obesity

Obesity and Poor Self/Body Image

***** and Self-Esteem/Body *****

The Link Between Mind ***** Body

Psychological Distress on the Individual and Within the Marital Relationship

Hypothesized Interactional Patterns

***** ***** the Link to Marital

Satisfaction

Obesity and Sexuality in ***** Couple

Relationship

***** ***** Partner Support

*****

Chapter Three

The Research Process

Rationale ***** the Methodology

***** Interviews

Population, Setting and Sample

Participants

Procedure

*****

*****er Information ***** Biases

Data Collection

Data Analysis

Ethical Considerations

Trustworthiness of ***** Data

Summary

References

Table ***** Appendices

*****. Assent for Participation

*****. John Gottman's Oral History Interview: Therapist's Rating Form: Critical Dimensions on Which to Rate the Couple

Demographic and Treatment Information

Weight ***** Significant Events: A Subjective Historical Timeline

Subject Explanation to Photo Album Review

Semi-Structured Interview Guide for the Formerly Obese Participant

Semi-Structured ***** Guide for the non-Obese Participant

Journal Questions ***** the ***** Obese Participant

Journal Questions for the ***** *****

Joint ***** Album Review Semi-Structured Interview Guide

Joint Semi-Structured Interview Guide

Body Mass Index

Participant Demographic Information

***** diet information (Mercy Hospital)

CHAPTER ONE:

BACKGROUND, THEORY, AND PURPOSE

Overview of the *****

Obesity is a problem, not only in the United States, but worldwide, especially within westernized countries. The ***** affects both men and women, old ***** young. The causes for obesity are varied, and include (but are not limited to) genetic pred*****position, poor eating habits, ***** abundant marketing and availability of nutritionally void foods, a sedent*****ry lifestyle, and emotional/psychological stressors. The focus ***** this study looks at the experience of ***** and weight loss tre*****ment on the formerly obese individual and his or her partner, regardless of ***** reasons that the individual became obese. The intent of the study is to identify the particular problems that arise and how *****y affect the couple relationship, thereby increasing public and pr*****essional understanding of this issue. ***** methodology is a qu*****litative ***** that looks at the ***** ***** obesity and the *****s of obesity and weight loss from the standpoint of the formerly obese individual, *****ir non-obese ***** and as a *****.

Introduction to the Problem

The term Obesity derives ***** the Greek expression ob-edere, which means over-eating. For centuries, in was considered a matter of glut*****ny, or craving for food. However, ***** modern definition ***** ***** has evolved to include considerations for height, *****, age, gender, and waist circumference. Generally, the diagnosis of obesity is derived through ***** use ***** Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations. According ***** the BMI, obesity ***** defined as weight in kilograms divided by the squ***** of ***** in meters, equal to or greater than 30. A waist circumference greater ***** 40 *****ches for men or 35 inches for women also puts a person in ***** obese

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