DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.4.1156

The Effectiveness of a Group-based Therapeutic Programme for Obese Women Who Need to Improve Eating Attitude and Enhancin

Xiaoping Liu, Lan Wen, Min Jia


This study evaluated a group-based therapeutic programme to obese women who need to improve eating attitude and enhancing self-esteem. The therapeutic programme was conducted in a university-affiliated therapeutic diet centre in China. The sample of 30 women with overweight (BMI 25-35) was randomly assigned between BGBT group (n =20) and control group (n =18). We used an experimental 2 (experimental-control) × 2 (pretest-posttest) design, with follow-up. Measures involved: Initial Interview; Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale; Eating Attitude Test-26; and Emotion and Feelings State Questionnaire. In the intervention group, we observed an increase in overall self-esteem, personal value, slimming, oral inhibition and perceived control of emotions and feelings and a decrease in overeating. Therefore, we observed data significant improvement in positive interaction from the intervention group obese women at after the programme, compared with the control group. The results also show that a group-based therapeutic programme can protect women with overweight from an increase in perceived feedback and behaviors of sickly eating.


obese women, eating attitude, self-esteem, Buckroyd approach

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