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Congratulations on finishing the EduWeight: Weight Management for Adult Patients with Chronic Disease Futurelearn course!

Congratulations! You have successfully completed all of the EduWeight: Weight Management for Adult Patients with Chronic Disease.

What next?

Although you have hopefully increased your knowledge and confidence about how to implement weight management care for people with chronic disease, skill development requires real-life practice. We recommend that you now practice the key elements of the EduWeight: Weight Management for Adult Patients with Chronic Disease program. You could start with using some of the techniques with family members and/or friends before you start using them in clinical practice. This will help you to be more confident when you consult with your patients. This is particularly important if you are inexperienced with guiding and discussing weight management.

After you have a weight management conversation, reflect on how it went:

  • What went well?
  • What didn’t go so well?
  • What would you do differently next time?

After engaging in a weight management conversation, we recommend that you use our “Reflection Checklist” (available in the Resources section for learners who choose the course upgrade option) to help you assess whether there were any key elements that you missed or any areas which you could improve on.

Downloadable patient resources available with upgraded access include: 1 Information for your journey: 41-page high quality resource for patients covering - Education on weight loss and weight maintenance - Different dietary interventions including who they suit, benefits, risks, costs, how to start and where to find out more -Education on increasing physical activity. 2 Activities to support you: 14-page high quality resource for patients covering -Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals - Decisional balance behaviour change tool -Activities to help find a support person, assess hunger levels, overcome barriers, plan for challenging situation. 3 Tracking your goals: 8-page high-quality resource for patients covering -Tracking your weight loss - Food diary and food diary tips - Setting and recording physical activity goals

As a friendly reminder, we encourage you to join our established Knowledge Translation Network for people from around the world in order to:

  • Share research findings.
  • Provide opportunities to volunteer/participate in studies for the general public and clinicians.
  • Invite you to collaborate with us on our research activities.
  • Provide you with patient and clinician resources that are developed by CHESM as a result of our studies.

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If you opted for the Course Upgrade option, the TEST after this page will provide you with all of the downloadable resources. You will need to submit an answer on the TEST to obtain a Certificate of Achievement.

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