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The purpose of this quasi-experimental study, two-group pre-test and post-test design, was to find the effectiveness of an enhancing motivation program in weight reduction via electronic communication for obese nursing students. The study examined weight reduction motivation, weight reduction behaviors, waistline, and body mass index.
The sample was obese nursing students of the college of nursing who were selected by simple random sampling and put into the experimental and comparative groups with 30 students in each group. The research instruments were 1) the enhancing motivation program in weight reduction via electronic communication which was developed based on a motivation model. The experiment duration was 8 weeks. The activities comprised of health education and skill practice on food consumption and exercises for weight reduction. The LINE application was used for review their knowledge, motivate, and follow up their weight reduction behaviors. 2) Questionnaires of motivation in weight reduction and weight reduction behaviors, 3) a weighing scale, and 4) waist circumference were used. Content validity index of the questionnaire of motivation in weight reduction and weight reduction behaviors were .92 and .89 and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient were .90 and .88, respectively. Descriptive statistics, t-test, and nonparametric statistics were used for data analysis.
The results revealed that after enrolling the enhancing motivation program of weight reduction via electronic communication, motivation in weight reduction, and weight reduction behaviors of obese nursing students in the experimental group were significantly better than before enrolling into the program as well as better than the comparative group at p-value .05. Mean of waistline and body mass index of the experimental group was significantly lower than before enrolling program as well as the comparative group at p-value= .05.
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