DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.2.1067

Neuro-Feedback Training For Overweight Women: Improvement of Food Craving And Mental Health

Samineh Fattahi, Farah Naderi, Parviz Asgari, Hassan Ahadi


Major risk factors for diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and cancer (prostate, intestine, breast, etc.) are obesity and being overweight. This study aims to investigating the effect of neurofeedback training to food craving and mental health in overweight women. To this aim, thirty overweight women were divided into two groups; neurofeedback and control groups, using a simple random method. In this experiment, which was accompanied with pre-test and post-test with the control group, women in the experimental group received 10 sessions of neurofeedback. Both experimental and control subjects filled the food craving and general health questionnaire before and after the intervention. Univariate analysis of covariance was used for data analysis. The results showed a significant difference in food craving and mental health between the neurofeedback group and control group. The results showed that neurofeedback training can be considered as one of the complementary therapy intervention, in the field of obesity and overweight.


overweight; neurofeedback training; food craving; mental health; women

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