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Table 2 Motivations for weight loss in adolescents with overweight and obesity

From: Motivations for weight loss in adolescents with overweight and obesity: a systematic review

Author Instrument for assessing the motivation for weight loss Motivations for weight loss
Jensen et al. [19] Questionnaire with open questions Appearance, desire for better health, doing things to enjoy, major life transition, peer acceptance, self-motivation and self-worth
Taylor et al. [20] Interview with open questions Celebration symbolizing a girl’s transition to womanhood at her 15th birthday, improved health, avoidance of teasing and bullying, inability to fit into “normal” or stylish clothing, and limitations on movement, physical activity, and exercise
In-iv et al. [21] Questionnaire with open questions Cosmetic purposes, medical reasons, and attractiveness to the opposite sex
Morinder et al. [22] Interview with open questions Feeling good and accepting oneself, being healthy and in good physical shape, having more self-esteem, and not worrying about hospital visits and future diseases
Reece et al. [23] Interview with open questions Avoidance of bullying and a desire to integrate socially with peers
Lofrano-Prado et al. [24] Interview with open questions To become healthy, fit in clothes, personal appearance, bullying, self-esteem, physical fitness, and quality of life