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Changes in Biomedical and Physical Correlates in Behavioral Weight Loss with Retarded Youths
Journal of Obesity and Weight Regulation
  • Anthony F. Rotatori, University of New Orleans
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Johnny Matson, Northern Illinois University.
  • Sudha Mehta, Northern Illinois University.
  • Annetta Baker, Hope-D-Wall School
  • Wanda R Lopuch, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
7 p.
Publication Date
4-1-1986
Publisher
Human Sciences Press (Springer)
Disciplines
Abstract
Seventeen trainable mentally retarded youths were assigned to either a behavior therapy (N = 6), an obese wait·list control group (N = 5) or a normal weight control group (N = 6). The behavior therapy subjects lost significantly more weight than the two control groups who gained weight. The behavior therapy subjects achieved significant reductions in tricep skin· fold thickness, abdominal circumferences, and diastolic blood pressure measures by the end of the 21·week treatment program. The advantages of using multiple dependent measures is discussed.
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Published version. The Journal of Obesity and Weight Regulation, Vol. 5, No. 1, (1986): 11-17. © 1986 Human Sciences Press.

Citation Information
Anthony F. Rotatori, Robert A. Fox, Johnny Matson, Sudha Mehta, et al.. "Changes in Biomedical and Physical Correlates in Behavioral Weight Loss with Retarded Youths" Journal of Obesity and Weight Regulation (1986) ISSN: 0731-4361
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/24/