Examining Social Influence on Participation and Outcomes among a Network of Behavioral Weight-Loss Intervention Enrollees

@inproceedings{Carson2013ExaminingSI,
  title={Examining Social Influence on Participation and Outcomes among a Network of Behavioral Weight-Loss Intervention Enrollees},
  author={Tiffany L. Carson and Kenya Eddings and Rebecca Anne Krukowski and Sharhonda J Love and Jean Ruth Harvey-Berino and Delia Smith West},
  booktitle={Journal of obesity},
  year={2013}
}
Research suggests that social networks, social support, and social influence are associated with weight trajectories among treatment- and non-treatment-seeking individuals. This study examined the impact of having a social contact who participated in the same group behavioral weight-control intervention in the absence of specific social support training on women engaged in a weight-loss program. Participants (n = 92; 100% female; 54% black; mean age: 46 ± 10 years; mean BMI: 38 ± 6) were… CONTINUE READING

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