An evaluation of the adult weight management programme - "Weight no more"

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/315058
Title:
An evaluation of the adult weight management programme - "Weight no more"
Authors:
Martin, Angela
Abstract:
The aim of this study is to provide an evaluation of the “Weight No More”, adult weight management programme which is part of the “Active Lifestyles” service. This evaluation is a retrospective study, analysing before and after data of male and female participants (n = 154) who took part in the “Weight No More” programme during January 2011 to August 2013. Participants attended circuit based exercise classes and received additional weight management support. Height, weight and BMI were all recorded at the participant’s initial visit and then weight and BMI repeated frequently. Sessions were open access and participants chose which venue to attend, attendance ranged from one to 66 weeks, however for the purpose of this study repeat measurements were investigated at 4 (n = 30), 8 (n = 20) and 12 (n = 13) weeks. There were statistically significant decreases in weight at baseline and 4 weeks (P= 0.010) of -1.2kg, baseline and 8 weeks (P= 0.003) of -1.88kg and baseline and 12 weeks of -2.9kg (P= 0.010). Those involved in the programme were predominantly of white ethnicity (64.9%), female (94%) with a mean age of 47 years. 8.9% of the participants involved were from the top 10% most deprived wards in Manchester. Providing a physical opportunity for weight management in Manchester can attract those who are overweight and obese and is effective at reducing weight. Further support is available for participants to continue to be active and maintain weight loss by accessing further physical activity sessions through the “Active Lifestyles” service.
Advisors:
Fallows, Stephen
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
31-Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/315058
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorFallows, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Angelaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-01T10:44:43Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-01T10:44:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-31-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/315058-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to provide an evaluation of the “Weight No More”, adult weight management programme which is part of the “Active Lifestyles” service. This evaluation is a retrospective study, analysing before and after data of male and female participants (n = 154) who took part in the “Weight No More” programme during January 2011 to August 2013. Participants attended circuit based exercise classes and received additional weight management support. Height, weight and BMI were all recorded at the participant’s initial visit and then weight and BMI repeated frequently. Sessions were open access and participants chose which venue to attend, attendance ranged from one to 66 weeks, however for the purpose of this study repeat measurements were investigated at 4 (n = 30), 8 (n = 20) and 12 (n = 13) weeks. There were statistically significant decreases in weight at baseline and 4 weeks (P= 0.010) of -1.2kg, baseline and 8 weeks (P= 0.003) of -1.88kg and baseline and 12 weeks of -2.9kg (P= 0.010). Those involved in the programme were predominantly of white ethnicity (64.9%), female (94%) with a mean age of 47 years. 8.9% of the participants involved were from the top 10% most deprived wards in Manchester. Providing a physical opportunity for weight management in Manchester can attract those who are overweight and obese and is effective at reducing weight. Further support is available for participants to continue to be active and maintain weight loss by accessing further physical activity sessions through the “Active Lifestyles” service.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjectobesityen
dc.subjectweight lossen
dc.subjectcommunity settingen
dc.titleAn evaluation of the adult weight management programme - "Weight no more"en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Creative Commons
All Items in ChesterRep are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.