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ob0001p24 | (1) | UKCO2019

Development and validation of a novel weight loss maintenance knowledge and beliefs scale

Genes Denisa , Buckland Nicola , Sirois Fuschia

Background: Obesity interventions mainly focus on weight loss. However, weight loss maintenance (WLM) is the greater challenge as 80% of individuals who lose weight regain the lost weight within a year (Wing & Phelan, 2005). Knowledge and beliefs about WLM influence behaviour and are important factors in distinguishing between successful and unsuccessful weight loss maintainers. However, there are currently no validated scales available that measure WLM knowledge.<p cl...