ERIC Number: ED161190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Behavioral Treatment of Obesity in Adolescent Boys.
Geller, Sanford E.
Two adolescent boys with a history of rapidly increasing obesity participated in a behavioral weight reduction program. The multi-dimensional treatment package consisted of those behavioral techniques most often shown to be effective in treating obese adults (programed behavior management and stimulus control instructions, self monitoring of daily weight and caloric intake, exercise and nutritional counseling, therapist social reinforcement, and token reinforcement). While the program was not effective in reversing the increasing obesity it was successful in reducing the rate of the weight gain. During the treatment phase the Ss average monthly weight gain was markedly reduced compared to baseline averages, and lower than the rate expected for children this age. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children (Washington, D.C., November, 1977); Print on some pages is marginal and may not reproduce well in hard copy