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Title: A randomized trial of weight gain prevention interventions for young women: effectiveness and influence on bulimic pathology
Authors: Butryn, Meghan L.
Keywords: Clinical psychology;Weight gain;Weight loss
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2006
Abstract: Potential interventions for weight gain prevention include encouraging weight self-monitoring and teaching strategies that facilitate healthy eating. In young women, such interventions may also positively influence risk for disordered eating. In this pilot study, 70 normal weight young women were randomly assigned to 1) an assessment-only control group; 2) a weight monitoring (WM) intervention; or 3) a weight monitoring plus healthy eating condition (WM+HE). After 8 weeks, participants’ weight significantly increased, on average, but weight change did not differ across groups. Positive changes in some weight control behaviors were observed in WM+HE participants who participated in most intervention activities. Iatrogenic effects on eating behavior were not observed in either intervention, although the statistical power to detect such changes was limited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/866
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