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Table 3 Main findings

From: Weight control in older adults with knee osteoarthritis: a qualitative study

  Themes
Weight-control strategies • Control diet (n = 51)
• Exercise and control diet together (n = 15)
Facilitators of weight control • A desire for good health (n = 45)
• Wanting to improve walking ability or mobility (n = 37)
• Perceiving that one had gained weight (n = 34)
• Wanting to look good (n = 11)
• Advice from healthcare providers (n = 9)
Barriers to weight control • Perceiving that dietary control was not needed (n = 36)
• Difficulty controlling appetite (n = 10)
• Dietary control was difficult (n = 7)
• Not eating caused physical discomfort (n = 7)