Weight loss of staff and students at Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Chonburi
Keywords:Weight Loss, Staff, Students, Sirindhorn College of Public Health Chonburi, Reflexive Thematic analysis
The purpose of this qualitative research was to study weight loss experience of staff and students of Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Chonburi. All of them were 20 years of age and over who have had an overweight condition. They were assigned to take care of themselves by losing weight to meet the standard criteria: waist circumference less than 80 centimeters in women and 90 centimeters in men or Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18.5-25.0 kilograms per meter squared; and they could maintain their balance body condition for a period of more than 3 weeks. We recruited 20 participants by the combination of a purposive sampling and a snowball sampling. The data were collected by using semi-in-depth structured interview and analyzed by a reflexive thematic analysis. The findings show that staff and students lose weight in two aspects: psychological aspect, which emphasizes the importance of thought relating to cognitive behavioral therapy; and physical aspect, there are many forms based on individual basis, such as counting calories, intermittent fasting, food combination, low carbohydrate high protein, ketogenic diet, carnivore diet, exercise, relaxation. Therefore, the Human Resources Division and the Student Affairs Division of various institutions can apply these findings as a guideline for providing health education and psychoeducation for individual and group.
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