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Dilemmas in the process of weight reduction: Exploring how women experience training as a means of losing weight
Patients diagnosed with obesity are usually offered group-based behavior interventions which include dietary advice and exercise programs. In particular, high-intensity training—combining weightExpand
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“My quality of life is worse compared to my earlier life”
Weight loss surgery is commonly regarded as improving individuals’ health and social life, and resulting in a happier and more active life for those defined as “morbidly obese.” However, someExpand
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Negotiating options in weight-loss surgery
In this study we explore how a selection of Norwegian women account for their decision to undergo weight loss surgery (WLS). We argue that women’s descriptions of their experiences leading up to thisExpand
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“Then I Can Become Very Ill”: Women's Experiences of Living With Irreversible Changes in Their Viscera
Over the past 5 years, interest in weight-loss surgery has increased in tandem with the growing obesity epidemic in both Western and developing countries. In particular, scholars have documented theExpand
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Becoming a normal guy: Men making sense of long-term bodily changes following bariatric surgery
Background To date, research on bodily changes following bariatric surgery has focused predominantly on women, leaving the long-term experience of men relatively unexplored. In this paper, we draw onExpand
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Dis-appearance and dys-appearance anew: living with excess skin and intestinal changes following weight loss surgery
The aim of this article is to explore bodily changes following weight loss surgery. Our empirical material is based on individual interviews with 22 Norwegian women. To further analyze theirExpand
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Physiotherapists’ encounters with “obese” patients: Exploring how embodied approaches gain significance
ABSTRACT Background: Obesity is regarded as a modern lifestyle problem, causing illness, stigma, discrimination, and psychological problems. To help patients avoid these problems, physiotherapistsExpand
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Living with Bodily Changes after Weight Loss Surgery - Women’s Experiences of Food and "Dumping"
In this article we explore women’s experiences of “dumping” following weight loss surgery. The empirical material is based on individual interviews with 22 Norwegian women. To further analyze theirExpand
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Weight loss surgery as a tool for changing lifestyle?
This article critically explores the tension between perceptions of weight loss surgery as a last resort and as a tool. This tension stems from patients’ doubt and insecurity whether expectations forExpand
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