publication . Article . 2006

The role of information in a lifetime process: A model of weight maintenance by women over long time periods

Judit Bar-Ilan; Shalom, N.; Shoham, S.; Baruchson-Arbib, S.; Getz, I.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
Abstract
<br><b>Introduction.</b> This paper proposes a model of information behaviour of women during their life-long struggle to maintain normal weight. <br><b>Method.</b> The model is integrative and contextual, built on existing models in information science and several other disciplines, and the life stories of about fifty Israeli women aged 25-55 and interviews with professionals. <br><b>Analysis.</b> The life stories of the participating women were analyzed qualitatively, major themes and phases were identified. <br><b>Results.</b> Weight loss and/or maintenance behaviour is a lifetime process in which distinctive stages were identified. In most cases the weight g...
Subjects
free text keywords: Fighting overweight is usually a recurring lifetime process. This paper discusses the information behaviour of women during this process, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z
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publication . Article . 2006

The role of information in a lifetime process: A model of weight maintenance by women over long time periods

Judit Bar-Ilan; Shalom, N.; Shoham, S.; Baruchson-Arbib, S.; Getz, I.;