Saturday, August 18, 2012
Behaviour modification and eating behaviour in adolescent
In a study conducted to evaluate the effects of behaviour modification on anthropometric indices and to explore if behaviour modification could improve eating behaviour in adolescents, showed that there were statistically significant differences in changes in body weight (-2.75 kg vs. 0.62 kg), body mass index (-1.07 kg/m(2) vs. 0.24 kg/m(2)) and arm circumference (-2.31 cm vs. 0.5 cm) in the experimental group in contrast to controls (P < 0.001). There were also statistically significant differences in scores for eating behaviour, emotional eating (0.63, 0.17), external eating (0.99, 0.05) and restrained eating (0.72, 0.03) in the experimental vs. the control group respectively (P < 0.001)(1)
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(1) "Effect of dietary behaviour modification on anthropometric indices and eating behaviour in obese adolescent girls" by Sabet Sarvestani R, Jamalfard MH, Kargar M, Kaveh MH, Tabatabaee HR.
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