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Implications for practice and research
■ Generalist nurses (eg, practice nurses) can contribute to the social support element of weight loss interventions to improve participation and adherence.
■ Coaching patients within weight loss interventions (in person or remotely by email or phone) requires further specialist training in motivational interviewing and weight management.
■ Establishing which elements (within a complex programme) are effective in specific contexts would be useful to refine nursing practice in weight management.
Obesity prevalence trends are a public health concern in many parts of the world. Excess body fat is linked to adverse health outcomes.1 Evidence-based guidelines recommend multi-component interventions that include behavioural and lifestyle change.2 3 …
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