A cognitive behavioural intervention for overweight and obese adolescents illustrated by four case studies

Brennan, Leah, Walkley, Jeff, Lukeis, Sarah, Risteska, Anica, Archer, Lisa, Digre, Ellen, Fraser, Steve F. and Greenway, Kate 2009, A cognitive behavioural intervention for overweight and obese adolescents illustrated by four case studies, Behaviour change, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 190-213.

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Title A cognitive behavioural intervention for overweight and obese adolescents illustrated by four case studies
Author(s) Brennan, Leah
Walkley, Jeff
Lukeis, Sarah
Risteska, Anica
Archer, Lisa
Digre, Ellen
Fraser, Steve F.
Greenway, Kate
Journal name Behaviour change
Volume number 26
Issue number 3
Start page 190
End page 213
Total pages 24
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0813-4839
Keyword(s) adolescent
activity
eating
parent
CBT
case study
obesity
overweight
Summary This article reports four case studies illustrating the implementation of the CHOOSE HEALTH Program, a cognitive behavioural lifestyle intervention for overweight and obese adolescents. Participants were an overweight (12 years) and obese (15 years) female, and an overweight (14 years) and obese (12 years) male. The program was delivered by provisional psychologists with program specific training and supervision. All participants demonstrated improvements in body composition, and maintained or improved dietary quality and psychosocial wellbeing. The program had variable effects on physical activity and minimal effect on cardiovascular fitness for three of the four participants. While parents and adolescents required considerable assistance to develop and monitor long term program goals, these goals were a useful clinical tool to support the adolescent and parent to recognise the improvements they had made. Identification and monitoring of specific, measurable, and realistic behaviour change strategies was particularly important in assisting adolescents and their parents to translate session information into improved health behaviours. Results indicate that an adolescent overweight and obesity treatment program that promotes adolescent responsibility and autonomy, and emphasises the importance of parent support and family change is both effective and highly acceptable to both adolescents and parents.
Language eng
Field of Research 110602 Exercise Physiology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050895

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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