The use of motivational interviewing techniques to enhance the efficacy of guided self-help behavioral weight loss treatment

Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Dena A. Klein, Vicki L. Clark, G Wilson

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Abstract

This study assessed whether motivational interviewing (MI), applied as part of a standard guided self-help (GSH) behavioral weight loss treatment, reduced attrition rate and improved participant weight loss and other eating-related and general psychological measures, relative to a standard GSH treatment alone. Thirty-nine overweight patients (7 males, 32 females) were randomized to receive either 6 sessions of traditional guided self-help and 2 traditional motivation-focused sessions (GSH treatment); or 6 guided self-help sessions and 2 sessions utilizing an MI approach to motivation (GSH/MI treatment). In intention-to-treat analyses, significant differences were found in the areas of eating concern and control over eating, favoring GSH/MI. Between-group effect size estimates indicated a small advantage for GSH/MI over GSH in weight loss, as well as on a number of secondary eating-related measures. Implications and future directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalEating Behaviors
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

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Motivational Interviewing
Weight Loss
Eating
Motivation
Therapeutics
Intention to Treat Analysis
Psychology

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

Keywords

  • Guided self-help
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Self-help

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DiMarco, Ilyse Dobrow ; Klein, Dena A. ; Clark, Vicki L. ; Wilson, G. / The use of motivational interviewing techniques to enhance the efficacy of guided self-help behavioral weight loss treatment. In: Eating Behaviors. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 134-136.
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In: Eating Behaviors, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.04.2009, p. 134-136.

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