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  1. Brown, Jenny PhD, BA(Hons), RGN
  2. Wimpenny, Peter PhD, BSc(Hons), Cert Ed, RGN


A prospective 6-month longitudinal survey was carried out to ascertain the extent of relationships between weight beliefs, expectations of weight loss; physical, social, emotional, and well-being; and weight management from the perspective of obese individuals who did not have an identified eating disorder. Physical, social, and emotional factors in weight management show interrelationship and are associated with weight change. Therefore, understanding the relationships between physical, social, and emotional factors of obese individuals would facilitate a holistic, person-centered approach and, it is suggested, have an impact on achieving weight loss and thereby reduce considerable detrimental health effects.