Objective: Obesity is a major health problem. Nowadays approximately one-third of the world population suffer from obesity which is frequently accompanied with serious medical and emotional problems.
Three main evidence-based options exist for the treatment of obese individuals: lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral treatment in treating of patients with obesity Methods: Three women with body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or more were selected by purposive sampling method to take a part in an A-B single subject design with follow up. Patients responded to the multidimensional body-self relations questionnaire-appearance scales [MBSRQ-AS] , Binge eating scale [BES] and Rosenberg self-esteem scale [RSES] at 3 stages of baseline [pre-treatment] , treatment [2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th sessions] , and follow up. In addition, weighing of patients was carried out at beginning of each session. Data were analyzed by graphs and improvement rates$Results: Results showed that therapy was effective in weight loss, reduction of binge eating, and maintaining of weight loss. It also increased body image satisfaction but failed in self-esteem improvement
Conclusion: The cognitive-behavioral treatment was effective in treating of obese patients. This treatment outcome data are consistent with cognitive-behavioral treatment of obesity proposed by other scientists
Hanieh Alasty ,Behrouz Dolatshahi ,Hamed Ekhtiari ,
Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral interventions in weight loss of people with body mass index of 30 or above [obesity],
J. Pract. Clin. Psychol. 2015;
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