Changing eating behavior: a preliminary study to consider broader measures of weight control treatment success.


Journal Article

This study evaluated changes in the self-reported eating behaviors (snacking, binge eating, portion sizes, and meal skipping) of 52 obese adults (33 women and 19 men) attending a residential weight loss facility on two consecutive occasions. For each of the eating patterns studied, subjects reported engaging in the behavior significantly less frequently at the time of their return visit. It is proposed that changes in eating behaviors provide a useful and appropriate nonweight based outcome measure for estimating treatment success in diet-seeking clients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kern, LS; Friedman, KE; Reichmann, SK; Costanzo, PR; Musante, GJ

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 113 - 121

PubMed ID

  • 15001008

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15001008

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-0153

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1471-0153(01)00048-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States