Psychosocial Outcomes of a Pilot Multidisciplinary Program for Weight Management
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 27, Number 4, July 2003 , pp. 348-354(7)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To investigate psychosocial effects of a 6-month pilot multidisciplinary weight-management program for young females. Methods: Participants (n=57), ages 8-15, completed the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS) and Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC) at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months. Results: Positive changes were noted in the scores of both surveys. Significant decreases occurred in the RCMAS mean Total Anxiety and Worry/Oversensitivity scores; significant increases were found in the SPPC mean Social Acceptance and Athletic Competence scores. Conclusions: Enrollment in multifaceted weight-management programs that include stress management and social support may reduce anxiety level and enhance self-perception.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH. 2: Union Institute and University, The Graduate School, Cincinnati, OH. 3: Nutrition Access, New Richmond, OH. 4: Center for Biostatistical Services, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.
Publication date: July 1, 2003
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