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The effectiveness of combined cognitive group therapy a...

The effectiveness of combined cognitive group therapy and diet therapy on obese women's weight-loss and self-efficacy

Razi Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. 23, No. 148, Sep-Oct 2016 19

Hamidreza Sasanfar, Reza Shahbahari, Abdolreza Pazouki, Mohaddeseh Peshgahroudsari, Atefeh Ghanbari-Jolfaei*

Abstract

Background: This study has assessed the effect of combined group therapy with dietary therapy versus dietary therapy on the self-efficacy and weight loss in obese women.
Methods: Among 168 patients, after the final estimation, 16 were randomly assigned into 2 groups of group therapy and dietary therapy. Each patient was weighted and filled the QEWP-R questionnaire. One group received group therapy and after 4 weeks, both groups received dietary therapy in 8 sessions, and every other week.
Results: The results showed that the combination of cognitive behavioral group therapy with and diet therapy leads to more weight loss (p<0.05 for both intention to treat and protocol group) and also increases self-efficacy in women with obesity (p<0.05 for both intention to treat and protocol group). No significant relation was seen between the self-efficacy in obese women at the beginning of the treatment with their weight loss after treatment (p>0.05 for both intention to treat and protocol group) and also between this self-efficacy and treatment dropout rate. (p>0.05). A significant difference in weight loss and self-efficacy between the two groups (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The study confirmed effectiveness of group therapy in combination with diet therapy in weight reduction in patients with obesity.
Keywords: Group therapy, Dietary therapy, Self-efficacy, Obesity

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