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Do psychological factors help to reduce body mass in obesity or is it vice versa? Selected psychological aspects and effectiveness of the weight-loss program in the obese patients

Author(s): Monika Bąk-Sosnowska | Adam Pawlak | Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta

Journal: Health Psychology Research
ISSN 2281-2075

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e10;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: obesity | weight-loss | psychological factors | emotions | cognition

The aim of this study was to assess the strength and direction of the correlation between cognitive appraisal, emotional state, social functioning and the effectiveness of a weight-loss program undertaken by obese subjects. The out-patient weight-loss program encompassed 150 obese women. Assessments were carried out at four time points: at the start of the weight-loss program and then after a 5%, 10% and a 15% reduction of the initial body mass. The research tools used were: a survey, the Situation Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ), the Emotional State Questionnaire (ESQ), and the Q-Sort Social Functioning Questionnaire. The cognitive appraisal, emotional state and social functioning of the study group changed significantly (P

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