publication . Article . 2008

Randomized controlled comparison of two cognitive behavioral therapies for obese children : mother versus mother-child cognitive behavioral therapy

Tanja Michael;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, volume 77, pages 235-246 (issn: 0033-3190, eissn: 1423-0348, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: S. Karger AG
  • 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, El Niño, Cognitive therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Psychology, Obesity, medicine.disease, Cognition, Childhood obesity, Psychotherapist, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Social environment
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