Prevention and treatment of obesity: the role of lifestyle coaches and health brokers

Celeste Elvira van Rinsum

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Abstract

The occurrence of overweight and obesity is increasing in all parts of the world, including the Netherlands. The complexity of obesity necessitates a combination of various strategies aimed at multiple health determinants to combat this problem. The studies constituting this dissertation focussed on solutions at different levels of prevention, ranging from universal prevention to care-related prevention. This study shows that lifestyle coaches carrying out the Coaching on Lifestyle (CooL) programme have proven to be useful in offering obesity-related care, particularly to adults with obesity. Health brokers have proven to be useful in bringing together stakeholders to deal with complex health problems such as obesity.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kremers, Stef, Supervisor
  • van de Goor, L.A.M., Supervisor, External person
  • Gerards, Sanne, Advisor
  • Rutten, Geert M., Advisor, External person
Award date1 Nov 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789463800037
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • obesity
  • lifestyle coaching
  • interventional study
  • behavioural change
  • implementation
  • health brokers

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van Rinsum, Celeste Elvira. / Prevention and treatment of obesity : the role of lifestyle coaches and health brokers. Maastricht : Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht, 2018. 175 p.
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Prevention and treatment of obesity : the role of lifestyle coaches and health brokers. / van Rinsum, Celeste Elvira.

Maastricht : Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht, 2018. 175 p.

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van Rinsum CE. Prevention and treatment of obesity: the role of lifestyle coaches and health brokers. Maastricht: Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht, 2018. 175 p. https://doi.org/10.26481/dis.20181101cr