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OBJECTIVE Although the efficacy of family-based behavioral treatment for moderate pediatric obesity has been well established, few studies have focused on the treatment of severe obesity. We sought to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of a family-based intervention for severely obese children. METHOD Twenty-four families with children aged 8-12(More)
Women smokers concerned about weight gain (N = 219) were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 adjunct treatments accompanying group smoking cessation counseling: (a) behavioral weight control to prevent weight gain (weight control); (b) cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to directly reduce weight concern, in which dieting was discouraged; and (c) standard counseling(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to document psychiatric disorders among candidates for weight loss surgery and to examine the relationship of psychopathology to degree of obesity and functional health status. METHOD The authors collected demographic and clinical information from 288 individuals seeking surgery. Assessments were administered(More)
BACKGROUND We previously documented that cognitive behavioral therapy for smoking-related weight concerns (CONCERNS) improves cessation rates. However, the efficacy of combining CONCERNS with cessation medication is unknown. We sought to determine if the combination of CONCERNS and bupropion therapy would enhance abstinence for weight-concerned women(More)
BACKGROUND Although most bariatric surgery patients undergo a preoperative psychological evaluation, the potential effect of psychiatric disorders on weight loss is not well understood. We sought to document the relationship of preoperative psychiatric disorders to the 6-month outcomes after gastric bypass. METHODS The Structured Clinical Interview for(More)
To determine whether antioxidants can influence human susceptibility to ozone (O(3))-induced changes in lung function and airway inflammation, we placed 31 healthy nonsmoking adults (18 to 35 yr old) on a diet low in ascorbate for 3 wk. At 1 wk, subjects were exposed to filtered air for 2 h while exercising (20 L/min/m(2)), and then underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the efficacy of family-based, behavioral weight control in the management of severe pediatric obesity. METHODS Participants were 192 children 8.0 to 12.0 years of age (mean +/- SD: 10.2 +/- 1.2 years). The average BMI percentile for age and gender was 99.18 (SD: 0.72). Families were assigned randomly to the intervention or usual(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) addressing cessation-related weight concerns delivered via a tobacco quitline that does not address weight concerns. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial, blinded 6-month follow-up. SETTING The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline (OKHL). SUBJECTS All 7998 smokers who called the OKHL(More)
Concern about weight gain after quitting smoking is common among women, however, little is known about the characteristics of women concerned about this weight gain. We characterized concerns about smoking and weight, smoking behaviors and eating attitudes among weight-concerned women smokers. Women (N= 219) were participants in a larger trial comparing(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to examine rates of eating disorder symptoms among seriously overweight children seeking treatment using the Eating Disorder Examination for Children (ChEDE) and to provide initial data about their association with treatment outcome. METHOD Overweight children (N = 27) 8-13 years old were interviewed using the ChEDE before(More)