Weight reduction that corresponds with lifestyle modification is difficult to foster. The theory of planned behaviour has been actively cited in explaining health-related behaviour. This review evaluated the application of the theory of planned behaviour to weight-loss behaviour. Among the three reviewed papers, cross-sectional survey designs and subjective outcome measurements were commonly applied. All of the studies recruited obese female adults as participants, limiting the generalisability of the studies’ findings. The theory of planned behaviour can be effectively applied in weight-reduction programmes targeting female obese patients. This review confirmed critiques citing the limitations of experimental studies, the subjective measurement of behaviour and short follow-up periods. Copyright © 2015 The Author(s).
CitationChung, L. M. Y., & Fong, S. S. M. (2015, January). Predicting actual weight loss: A review of the determinants according to the theory of planned behavior. Health Psychology Open, 2(1). Retrieved June 22, 2016, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2055102914567972
- Theory of planned behavior
- Weight loss
- Weight reduction