Does motivational interviewing improve retention or outcome in cognitive behaviour therapy for overweight and obese adolescents?
Brennan, Leah. (2016) Does motivational interviewing improve retention or outcome in cognitive behaviour therapy for overweight and obese adolescents? Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. 10(4), pp. 481 - 486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.08.019
This study aimed to determine whether motivational interviewing improved retention and/or outcome in cognitive behaviour therapy for overweight and obese adolescents (M = 14.4, SD = 2.0; 52% female). The first 23 participants were allocated to a standard semi-structure assessment interview, the remaining 19 to a motivational interview, prior to commencing the intervention. The groups did not differ at baseline or on anthropometric (weight, BMI, BMI-z-score, waist circumference, waist–hip or waist–height ratio), body composition (percent body fat, fat mass, lean mass) or attrition measures post-treatment or post-maintenance (p > .01). MI did not improve retention or outcome of cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescent overweight and obesity.
|Keywords||adolescent; overweight; obesity; motivational interviewing; treatment outcomes|
|Journal||Obesity Research and Clinical Practice|
|Journal citation||10 (4), pp. 481 - 486|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.08.019|
|Page range||481 - 486|
|Research Group||School of Philosophy|
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|Place of publication||Netherlands|
|Editors||G. Wittert and K-C. Huang|
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