Sex differences in the relation of weight loss self-efficacy, binge eating, and depressive symptoms to weight loss success in a residential obesity treatment program.

@article{Presnell2008SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in the relation of weight loss self-efficacy, binge eating, and depressive symptoms to weight loss success in a residential obesity treatment program.},
  author={Katherine Elizabeth Presnell and Jennifer J. Pells and Anna T. Stout and Gerard J Musante},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={170-80}
}
The aim of the current study was to examine whether weight loss self-efficacy, binge eating, and depressive symptoms predicted weight loss during treatment, and whether gender moderates these associations with prospective data from 297 participants (223 women and 74 men) enrolled in a residential obesity treatment program. Men reported higher initial levels of self-efficacy than women, whereas women reported greater pre-treatment levels of binge eating and depressive symptoms. Higher pre… CONTINUE READING