Improving the effectiveness of computer-assisted weight loss

C. B. Taylor, W. S. Agras, M. Losch, T. G. Plante, K. Burnett

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The purpose of this study was to invetigate factors that might produce greater weight loss using computer-assisted therapy. Fifty-seven overweight women were randomized to a weight loss program using a pocket computer only (CAT group) or a guided 1200 calorie weight loss diet followed by the use of the pocket computer after a weight loss of 3.5 to 4.5 kg (FFF+ group). All subjects met for four, 1.5 hour group meetings to review their progress. There was a significant weight loss in both groups from preto post-treatment twelve weeks later, with the FFF+ group losing significantly more weight than the CAT only group (5.3 vs. 3.1 kg, respectively). The pretreatment to six-month follow-up weight loss was 3.8 and 0.9 kg for the FFF+ and CAT groups, respectively. Both groups exhibited significant reduction in serum lipids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-236
Number of pages8
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Weight Loss
Computer-Assisted Therapy
Reducing Diet
Weight Reduction Programs
Group Processes
Lipids
Weights and Measures
Serum
Therapeutics

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Taylor, C. B., Agras, W. S., Losch, M., Plante, T. G., & Burnett, K. (1991). Improving the effectiveness of computer-assisted weight loss. Behavior Therapy, 22(2), 229-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80178-9

Improving the effectiveness of computer-assisted weight loss. / Taylor, C. B.; Agras, W. S.; Losch, M.; Plante, T. G.; Burnett, K.

In: Behavior Therapy, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.01.1991, p. 229-236.

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Taylor, CB, Agras, WS, Losch, M, Plante, TG & Burnett, K 1991, 'Improving the effectiveness of computer-assisted weight loss', Behavior Therapy, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 229-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80178-9
Taylor CB, Agras WS, Losch M, Plante TG, Burnett K. Improving the effectiveness of computer-assisted weight loss. Behavior Therapy. 1991 Jan 1;22(2):229-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80178-9
Taylor, C. B. ; Agras, W. S. ; Losch, M. ; Plante, T. G. ; Burnett, K. / Improving the effectiveness of computer-assisted weight loss. In: Behavior Therapy. 1991 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 229-236.
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