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Obesity and Psychotherapy as an Alternative to Treatment

2014-08-27 03:17:38 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Adherence to obesity treatment programs has been a limiting factor to good results in loosing weight. This study aimed to verify if obese subjects submitted to a physical exercise program and group psychotherapy would have a greater adherence, than obese people exercising only.

Description

The sample was forty people, both genders, mean age: 42,2 ± 10,7 years old. Physical exercise consisted of walking and stretching three times a week, during 50 minutes, with intensity verified by the Borg Scale, during three months. One of the days were supervised by the authors while two were freely chosen by the participant, without supervision. The verified variables were: total body mass, height, body mass index, physical activity level, caloric expenditure, waist circumference and fat percentile. Half of the sample participated of group psychotherapy once weekly.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Obesity

Intervention

Group Psychotherapy

Location

Centro Universirário Feevale
Novo Hamburgo
RS
Brazil
93510-250

Status

Completed

Source

Feevale

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:38-0400

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