ERIC Number: ED219708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Weight Loss: Subject Compliance with Prescribed Behaviors.
Murphy, Joseph K.; Labbe, Elise E.
In the past few years, a comprehensive behavioral treatment program has often been the treatment of choice for obesity. The basis for these techniques is the energy balance model of weight control. Obese adults (N=28) completed a 10-week behavioral weight control program and were subsequently monitored during a 2-year follow-up period. During treatment, subjects received a manual describing 12 behaviors designed to facilitate weight loss. Although the results indicated that self-reported compliance with the behaviors was variable, compliance with particular behaviors was significantly related to both treatment and follow-up weight loss. The findings indicate the importance of establishing a negative energy balance; i.e., after initial weight loss has occurred, subjects must continue to monitor their caloric intake. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).