publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2008

Randomized Controlled Comparison of Two Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Obese Children: Mother versus Mother-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Simone Munsch; Binia Roth; Tanja Michael; A. Meyer; Esther Biedert; Sandra Roth; Vanessa Speck; Urs Zumsteg; Emanuel Isler; Jürgen Margraf;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Karger
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Parent-child treatments have been shown to be superior to child-focused treatments of childhood obesity. Yet until now, the comparative effectiveness of parent-only and parent-child approaches has been little studied. METHOD: Fifty-six obese children and their families were randomly assigned to a 16-session cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the parents only or for a combined treatment of parents and children. Children's percent overweight, the body mass index of their mothers, and behavioral and psychological problems of children and mothers were assessed. RESULTS: Both treatments reduced children's percent overweight significantly and equally b...
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free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, General Medicine, Social environment, Cognitive therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Cognition, Psychology, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Psychotherapist, El Niño, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Childhood obesity, medicine.disease, Obesity
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