Predictors of weight loss in a behavioral treatment program

Joetta A. Barnstuble, Robert Klesges, Donna Terbizan

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The purpose of the present investigation was to assess potential predictors of weight loss in a behaviorally oriented weight-control program. Subjects were 40 (10 male, 30 female) adults who participated in a ten-week weight-loss program. Measures of food intake, physical activity, resting metabolic rate, self-motivation, and mood states were obtained at pretest, posttest, and six-month follow-up. Overall, subjects lost an average of 16.07 pounds although males lost more weight than females. At the six-month follow-up, subjects had maintained a 11.96 pound weight loss. Regression analyses indicated that the best predictor of weight loss at posttest was the reduction of caloric intake. At the six-month follow-up, both posttest caloric intake and changes in metabolic rate predicted relapse. These two variables accounted for over 35% of the variance at the six-month follow-up. The interaction between food intake, caloric reduction, metabolic rate, and weight loss are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-294
Number of pages7
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Weight Loss
Energy Intake
Eating
Weight Reduction Programs
Weights and Measures
Basal Metabolism
Motivation
Regression Analysis
Recurrence

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  • Clinical Psychology

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Predictors of weight loss in a behavioral treatment program. / Barnstuble, Joetta A.; Klesges, Robert; Terbizan, Donna.

In: Behavior Therapy, Vol. 17, No. 3, 01.01.1986, p. 288-294.

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Barnstuble, JA, Klesges, R & Terbizan, D 1986, 'Predictors of weight loss in a behavioral treatment program', Behavior Therapy, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 288-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0005-7894(86)80057-0
Barnstuble, Joetta A. ; Klesges, Robert ; Terbizan, Donna. / Predictors of weight loss in a behavioral treatment program. In: Behavior Therapy. 1986 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 288-294.
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