The relative efficacy of directive and nondirective treatment in behavioral weight control

James J.E. and May Hampton B.A. (1982) The relative efficacy of directive and nondirective treatment in behavioral weight control. Behavior Therapy, 13 4: 463-475. doi:10.1016/S0005-7894(82)80009-9


Author James J.E.
May Hampton B.A.
Title The relative efficacy of directive and nondirective treatment in behavioral weight control
Journal name Behavior Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-7894
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0005-7894(82)80009-9
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 463
End page 475
Total pages 13
Subject 3200 Psychology
3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract In view of recently expressed concerns over the possibility that highly directive interventions may elicit client resistance, the efficacy of a behavioral weight-reduction regimen was examined under conditions which systematically varied the level of task direction given by a therapist. Eighty overweight women were assigned at random to one of four groups: no contact, or treatment which was minimally, partially, or highly directive. Measures of weight, skinfold, and physical fitness indicated that subjects who received the highly directive treatment showed the greatest overall improvements, and this superiority was most evident at follow-up. Within the range of procedures investigated, no support was provided for the suggestion that treatment efficacy is likely to be affected adversely by highly directive interventions.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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