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Appetite. 2012 Apr;58(2):695-8. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.01.005. Epub 2012 Jan 10.

Predictors of weight loss success. Exercise vs. dietary self-efficacy and treatment attendance.

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Calhoun Cardiology Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue (MC3944), Farmington, CT 06030-3944, USA.

Abstract

Pre-treatment diet and exercise self-efficacies can predict weight loss success. Changes in diet self-efficacy across treatment appear to be even stronger predictors than baseline levels, but research on changes in exercise self-efficacy is lacking. Using data from a pilot study evaluating tangible reinforcement for weight loss (N=30), we examined the impact of changes in diet and exercise self-efficacy on outcomes. Multiple regression analyses indicated that treatment attendance and changes in exercise self-efficacy during treatment were the strongest predictors of weight loss. Developing weight loss programs that foster the development of exercise self-efficacy may enhance participants' success.

PMID:
22248709
PMCID:
PMC3726181
DOI:
10.1016/j.appet.2012.01.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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