publication . Article . 2008

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

Tanja Michael;
Open Access
  • 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
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...
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
Related Organizations
Powered by OpenAIRE Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue