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dc.contributor.authorAlqout, O-
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, F-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-18T09:03:45Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-18T09:03:45Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Health Psychology, 19(5), 664 - 677, 2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn1359-1053-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hpq.sagepub.com/content/19/5/664en
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8884-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below. Copyright @ 2013 The Authors.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explored experiences of obesity, its perceived causes and motives for surgery, as described by seven Saudi women contemplating bariatric surgery. The women experienced cultural restrictions on their physical and social activities. Obesity embodied these restrictions, attracting stigma and moral failure. Traditional clothing, foods, hospitality norms and limited outdoor female activities were regarded as barriers to weight loss. Bariatric surgery was chosen to protect health and to access normative female roles. Some were encouraged by relatives who had undergone surgery. Opting for surgery reflected both participants’ sense of powerlessness to self-manage weight and the social acceptability, within their family context, of this biomedical approach.en_US
dc.languageeng-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.subjectAppearanceen_US
dc.subjectBody imageen_US
dc.subjectBody sizeen_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectDistressen_US
dc.subjectEating behaviouren_US
dc.subjectInterpretative phenomenological analysisen_US
dc.subjectNormsen_US
dc.subjectObesityen_US
dc.subjectStigmaen_US
dc.titleExperiences of obesity among Saudi Arabian women contemplating bariatric surgery: An interpretative phenomenological analysisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105313476977-
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