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dc.contributor.authorCornett, Rachel Annen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T19:50:22Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T19:50:22Z
dc.date.issued2011-02-23en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-03012011-152636en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/76928
dc.description.abstractWeight management is problematic among Americans, as the number of overweight adults has risen to two-thirds of the population (1). Without the identification of successful approaches to promote weight stability, it is predicted that 86% of American adults will be overweight or obese by 2030 (2). Body-weight influenced diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are now leading causes of death (3). Annually, adult Americans are thought to increase their body weight by 0.5-0.9 kg (4). Of this gain, 52% is believed to occur during the winter holiday period of mid-late November to early January (5). Unfortunately, obesity research specific to this high-risk period is limited. Older adults and weight-reduced individuals are thought to be highly susceptible to significant holiday body weight gains (1, 6). To date, little research has investigated effective interventions that may be used to assist in successful body weight maintenance during the winter holiday period. Therefore, our purpose was to determine if daily self-monitoring of body weight, physical activity, and step counts is a feasible and effective tool to prevent weight gain in older, weight-reduced adults during the winter holiday period. This intervention represents a holiday weight maintenance approach that may be translatable to larger, more diverse populations.
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectself-monitoringen_US
dc.subjectself-regulationen_US
dc.subjectholidayen_US
dc.subjectweight loss maintenanceen_US
dc.subjectreduced-obeseen_US
dc.titleDaily Self-Monitoring During the Winter Holiday Period: A Strategy for Holiday Weight Maintenance in Reduced-Obese Older Adults?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Nutrition, Foods, and Exerciseen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Nutrition, Foods, and Exerciseen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairDavy, Brenda M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSavla, Jyoti S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZoellner, Jamie M.en_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03012011-152636/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-03-01en_US
dc.date.rdate2016-09-27
dc.date.adate2011-03-22en_US


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