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J Adolesc Health. 2012 Feb;50(2):201-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.04.018. Epub 2011 Jun 15.

A pilot study of motivational interviewing targeting weight-related behaviors in overweight or obese African American adolescents.

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Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA. kkolmodin@med.wayne.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To pilot motivational interviewing (MI) targeting weight-related behaviors in African American adolescents with body mass index ≥85th percentile.

METHODS:

A total of 44 adolescents were randomly assigned to MI or nutrition counseling with baseline and 3-month assessment.

RESULTS:

MI group reported improved eating behaviors and activity motivation.

CONCLUSION:

Brief clinic-based MI interventions merit further study in this population.

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