Effects of peer support and therapist contact on long-term weight loss

Perri, M. G., McAdoo, W. G., McAllister, D. A. , Lauer, J. B., Jordan, R. C., Yancey, D. Z. and Nezu, A. M. (1987) Effects of peer support and therapist contact on long-term weight loss. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55(4), pp. 615-617. (doi:10.1037/0022-006X.55.4.615) (PMID:3624623)

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Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of two posttreatment programs designed to enhance the maintenance of weight loss. Eighty-five obese clients were randomly assigned to either (a) behavior therapy plus a peer-support maintenance program, (b) behavior therapy plus a therapist-contact maintenance program, or (c) behavior therapy only. At a 7-month follow-up session, the therapist-contact program resulted in significantly greater maintenance of weight loss compared with the peer support and behavior therapy only conditions. However, by the time of an 18-month follow-up assessment, overall relapse rates were equivalent across conditions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McAllister, Dr David
Authors: Perri, M. G., McAdoo, W. G., McAllister, D. A., Lauer, J. B., Jordan, R. C., Yancey, D. Z., and Nezu, A. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
Journal Name:Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Publisher:American Psychological Association
ISSN:0022-006X
ISSN (Online):1939-2117

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