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ERIC Number: EJ784803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
A Mindfulness-Based Health Wellness Program for an Adolescent with Prader-Willi Syndrome
Singh, Nirbhay N.; Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Ashvind N.; Winton, Alan S. W.; Singh, Judy; McAleavey, Kristen M.; Adkins, Angela D.
Behavior Modification, v32 n2 p167-181 2008
Individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome have hyperphagia, a characteristic eating disorder defined by a marked delay in the satiety response when compared to controls. This eating disorder has been particularly difficult to control. The authors taught and evaluated effectiveness of regular exercise alone, regular exercise plus healthy eating, and mindfulness-based strategies combined with exercise and healthy eating to an adolescent with this syndrome. Mindfulness-based strategies included mindful eating, visualizing and labeling hunger, and rapidly shifting attention away from hunger by engaging in "Meditation on the Soles of the Feet". On average, when compared to baseline levels, there were decreases in weight with regular exercise and exercise plus healthy eating, but the most consistent and sustained changes were evidenced when mindfulness training was added to exercise and healthy eating. The adolescent continued using the mindfulness health wellness program and further reduced his weight during the 3-year follow-up period. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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