A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis on the Management of Male Obesity

Daryll Archibald, Flora Douglas, Pat Hoddinott, Edwin Van Teijlingen, Fiona Stewart, Clare Robertson, Dwayne Boyers, Alison Avenell

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Objectives: To investigate what weight management interventions work for men, with which men,and under what circumstances.

Design: Realist synthesis of qualitative studies.

Data Sources: Sensitive searches of 11 electronic databases from 1990 to 2012 supplemented bygrey literature searches.

Study Selection: Studies published between 1990 and 2012 reporting qualitative research with obese men, or obese men in contrast to obese women and lifestyle or drug weight management were included. The studies included men aged 16 years or over, with no upper age limit, with a mean or median BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30kg/m2 in all settings
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere008372
Number of pages16
JournalBMJ Open
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2015


  • men
  • weight management
  • systematic reviews
  • behavioural change


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