The main objectives of this study were to compare the clinical usefulness of behavioral and syndrome evaluations in the behavioral treatment of obesity and analyze the contribution of group sessions to therapeutic efficacy. The sample comprised a total of 120 subjects who were overweight or obese, distributed into three treatment modalities: a) standard treatment applied in group sessions; b) standard treatment applied in individual sessions; c) treatment tailored to each individual bearing in mind the results of a previous behavioral evaluation. The person's weight and the thickness of subcutaneous folds were measured after treatment and after 12 months, as were their eating habits and activity levels. The results show that behavioral evaluation and consequent tailoring of the treatment are clinically more efficient than the standard treatment, i.e., there were greater weight losses and increases in physical activity. Similarly, the results obtained demonstrate that group intervention does not increase the efficacy of the standard treatment.
|Autori:||BERROCAL MONTIEL C; ZALDÍVAR F; LUCIANO M.C; ESTEVE R|
|Titolo:||Validez de tratamiento de la Evaluación Conductual en la intervención en obesidad/Clinical validity of behavioural assessment in obesity intervention|
|Anno del prodotto:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|