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The effectiveness of including support people in a cognitive-behavioural weight loss maintenance program for obese adults: study rationale and design

Rieger, Elizabeth; Treasure, Janet; Swinbourne, Jessica; Adam, Brooke; Manns, Clare; Caterson, Ian


Objective: The well-documented finding that obese adults have a high likelihood of weight regain following participation in behavioural weight loss programs highlights the importance of developing more effective approaches for weight loss maintenance. One promising approach is to improve the quality of social support for effective weight control available to an obese individual by including support people in behavioural weight loss programs. This paper describes the rationale and design of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Obesity 4.2 (2014):77-90
DOI: 10.1111/cob.12042/abstract


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