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

Chapter One

Overview of the Study

Introduction to the Problem

Purpose ***** the *****

Need for the Study

Theoretical Framework

Definition of Terms

***** Questions

Chapter Two

Literature about the Problem of Obesity

Obesity ***** Poor Self/Body Image

Weight and Self-Esteem/Body Image

The Link Between Mind ***** Body

Psychological Distress on ***** Individual and Within the Marital Relationship

Hypo*****sized Interactional Patterns

Obesity ***** the Link ***** Marital

Satisfaction

Obesity and Sexuality in ***** Couple

Relationship

***** and Partner Support

Conclusions

Chapter Three

The Research Process

***** ***** the Methodology

Semi-Structured Interviews

Population, Setting and Sample

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Procedure

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Researcher Information and Biases

Data Collection

Data Analysis

Ethical Considerations

Trustworthiness ***** ***** Data

Summary

References

Table of Appendices

*****. Assent for Participation

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

Demographic and Treatment *****

Weight and Significant Events: A Subjective Historical Timeline

Subject Explanation to Photo Album Review

Semi-Structured Interview Guide for the *****erly ***** Participant

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

Journal Questions for the Formerly Obese Participant

Journal Questions ***** the non-Obese Participant

Joint Photo Album Review Semi-Structured Interview Guide

Joint Semi-Structured Interview Guide

***** Mass Index

***** Demographic Information

Various diet information (Mercy Hospital)

CHAPTER ONE:

BACKGROUND, THEORY, AND PURPOSE

Overview ***** the Study

Obesity is a problem, not only in the United States, but worldwide, especially within westernized countries. The problem affects both men and women, old and young. The causes for obesity are varied, and include (but are not limited to) genetic predisposition, poor eating habits, the 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 the reasons that the individual became *****. The intent ***** the ***** is to identify the particular ********** that arise ***** how they affect the couple relationship, thereby increasing public and professional understanding of this issue. The methodology is a qu*****litative study that looks at the ***** of obesity and the experiences of obesity and weight loss from the standpoint of the formerly obese individual, their non-***** ***** and as a *****.

Introduction ***** the Problem

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

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