Laura E. Shay, PhD(c), RN, is a PhD student in nursing at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD.
A Concept Analysis: Adherence and Weight Loss
Article first published online: 5 FEB 2008
© Blackwell Publishing 2008
Volume 43, Issue 1, pages 42–52, January 2008
How to Cite
Shay, L. E. (2008), A Concept Analysis: Adherence and Weight Loss. Nursing Forum, 43: 42–52. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2008.00095.x
- Issue published online: 5 FEB 2008
- Article first published online: 5 FEB 2008
There are numerous factors that influence an individual's ability to adhere to a healthy behavior. The literature cites common events that must take place prior to maintaining an exercise plan, a medication regimen, and a healthy diet. The purpose of this paper is to examine the concept of adherence in relation to weight loss using Walker and Avant's (1995) framework for concept analysis. This analysis revealed an extensive list of events or antecedents that may prove to be important when considering new strategies for weight management.