The effectivenss of cognitive self-management as an adjunct to a behavioural intervention for chilhood obesity: A research note

G. Duffy*, S. H. Spence

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the effectiveness of cognitive self-management training as an adjunct to the behavioural management of childhood obesity. Twenty-seven overweight children aged 7-13 years were randomly assigned to either behavioural management plus relaxation placebo or a combined behavioural cognitive self management approach. Evaluations following the eight treatment sessions revealed a significant reduction in percentage overweight children in both experimental groups and improvements were maintained at 3- and -6 month follow-ups. Both conditions were also effective in reducing the number of high risk foods consumed. No difference in outcome was found between treatments at the post treatment assessment or 3 and 6-month follow -ups. Although a reduction in percentage overweight of around 9% was found for both procedures subjects in general remained considerably overweight.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1043-1050
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
    Volume34
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

    Keywords

    • Behavioural therapy
    • Cognitive therapy
    • Obesity

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