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Morality and accountability in a commercial weight management group.
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PMID:  18987077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Talk about food and eating behaviours invariably contains some reference to morality or accountability. However, there are very few studies that focus upon ;mundane dieting'. This research addresses this by examining 37.83 hours of naturally occurring interaction of how women construct and orient to food and their dieting practices within an everyday type setting. Group members produced accounts with reference to a moral evaluation, such as blame or culpability. It became apparent that both the group leaders and group members could not orient to their behaviour or food without reference to a moral or accountable framework. Implications for health promotion literature and programmes, along with weight management groups are considered.
Hazel Mycroft
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1359-1053     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-06     Completed Date:  2009-02-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1040-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
City Practice, Prague, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Diet, Reducing / psychology
Feeding Behavior / psychology
Food Habits / psychology*
Health Promotion
Social Responsibility*
Weight Loss*

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