Adapting Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the Prevention of Excessive Weight Gain in Rural African American Girls.

Adapting Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the Prevention of Excessive Weight Gain in Rural African American Girls.

J Pediatr Psychol. 2013 May 15;
Cassidy O, Sbrocco T, Vannucci A, Nelson B, Jackson-Bowen D, Heimdal J, Mirza N, Wilfley DE, Osborn R, Shomaker LB, Young JF, Waldron H, Carter M, Tanofsky-Kraff M

OBJECTIVE: To obtain focus group data regarding the perspectives of rural African American (AA) girls, parents/guardians, and community leaders on obesity, loss of control (LOC) eating, relationships, and interpersonal psychotherapy for the prevention of excessive weight gain (IPT-WG). METHODS: Seven focus groups (N = 50 participants) were moderated and the transcripts analyzed by Westat researchers using widely accepted methods of qualitative and thematic analysis. A session was held with experts in health disparities to elucidate themes. RESULTS: Participants understood LOC eating; however, they had culturally specific perceptions including usage of alternative terms. Relationships were highly valued, specifically those between mothers and daughters. IPT-WG program components generally resonated with participants, although modifications were recommended to respect parental roles. Experts interpreted focus group themes and discussed potential barriers and solutions to recruitment and participation. CONCLUSION: Findings suggest that adapting IPT-WG may be acceptable to rural AA families. This research is the first step in developing a sustainable excessive weight gain and binge eating disorder prevention program for rural AA adolescents. HubMed – eating


Why not encourage healthy eating through incentives?

BMJ. 2013; 346: f3085
Lake I

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The Use of Guided Self-help Incorporating a Mobile Component in People with Eating Disorders: A Pilot Study.

Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2013 May 16;
Cardi V, Clarke A, Treasure J

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this pilot study was to test the acceptability and benefit of a guided self-help intervention incorporating a mobile component in eating disorders (EDs). METHOD: Eighteen people with Anorexia Nervosa and eleven people with Bulimia Nervosa were included in the study for 3?weeks and self-report and behavioural assessments were made before and after the intervention which included 10 video clips, a manual, and limited guidance. RESULTS: The most reported positive comment associated with the use of the vodcasts was the increased awareness about the illness. Adherence was good (29/31 subjects completed). A medium sized increase in Body Mass Index was found in participants with Anorexia Nervosa, and significantly lowered EDs and mood symptoms (effect size range?=?0.72/1.35), and improvement in cognitive flexibility were reported post-intervention. DISCUSSION: A guided self-help intervention incorporating a mobile component was both acceptable and associated with symptom change in people with EDs. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association. HubMed – eating



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