Impulsivity in overweight children

  title={Impulsivity in overweight children},
  author={Caroline Braet and MA LineClaus and MA SandraVerbeken and MA LeenVanVlierberghe},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
This study investigates whether or not obese children have a stronger tendency to act on impulse than normal weight children, taking into account the multidimensionality and complexity of the impulsivity construct. A performance based test (Matching Familiar Figure Test, MFFT), a child interview and questionnaire, and parental reports were obtained from 56 overweight children and 53 normal weight children aged 10–18 years. Overweight children responded in a more impulsive way on the MFFT (P… CONTINUE READING
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