Incorporating motivational interviewing into behavioral obesity treatment

TitleIncorporating motivational interviewing into behavioral obesity treatment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsDiLillo, V, Siegfried, NJ, West, DS
JournalCognitive and Behavioral Practice
PublisherAssociation for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1077-7229
Accession Number2003-06781-006. First Author & Affiliation: DiLillo, Vicki
Keywordsbehavior change, Behavior Therapy, behavioral weight loss program, interviewing, Motivation, motivational interviewing, Obesity, weight control

Motivational interviewing may be an appealing addition to a comprehensive behavioral weight loss program. Behavioral strategies have been shown effective in achieving modest weight reduction; however not all individuals are successful at initial weight loss and many struggle with continued weight maintenance. Theory-based strategies that may enhance overall treatment efficacy or facilitate behavior change for specific clients are needed. Motivational interviewing has been demonstrated effective in facilitating behavior change in addictive disorders, and preliminary applications as an adjunct to obesity treatments are promising. The article presents fundamentals of motivational interviewing and specific examples of applications within a behavioral weight control program. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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