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The Use of Support People to Improve the Weight-Related and Psychological Outcomes of Adults with Obesity: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Rieger, Elizabeth; Treasure, Janet; Murray, Kristen; Caterson, Ian


Objectives: To investigate whether training individuals from the personal networks of adults with obesity in the skills of motivational interviewing enhances the anthropometric and psychological outcomes of a cognitive-behavioural weight loss intervention. Methods: Adults with obesity (N = 201) were randomised to participate in 26 sessions of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for weight loss either alone (CBT-A) or with the addition of a support person (CBT-SP). Outcomes were assessed at the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Behaviour Research and Therapy
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2017.04.012
Access Rights: Open Access


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