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ERIC Number: ED170661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Multicomponent Behavioral Program for Achieving Weight Loss in the Adult Retarded.
Rotatori, Anthony F.; And Others
To test the effectiveness of behavioral approaches to weight control, 18 adult mentally retarded subjects were randomly assigned to a behavioral therapy or to a no-treatment control group. Behavioral therapy involved exposure to external and self reinforcement, stimulus control, simplified monitoring and recording, and energy expenditure procedures over a seven-week training period. The behavioral therapy subjects lost significantly more weight than the no-treatment control group. After the end of the training period, the behavior therapy subjects were exposed to a six-week maintenance program. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978); Best copy available