Effect of adding a compassion-focused intervention on emotion, eating and weight outcomes in a commercial weight management programme
Stubbs, R James
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AbstractThis study examined whether adding a compassion-focused light touch digital intervention into a commercial multicomponent weight management programme improved eating behaviour, self-evaluation and weight-related outcomes. The compassion intervention significantly reduced binge eating symptomatology and dropout, and improved psychological adjustment and self-evaluation, but did not affect weight outcomes. Compassion, self-reassurance and reductions in shame and self-criticism mediated the effect of the intervention on reductions of binge eating symptomatology. Negative self-evaluation, binge eating symptomatology, susceptibility to hunger and eating guilt were significant predictors of dropout. Findings suggest that compassion-based digital tools may help participants better manage binge eating symptomatology and self-evaluation in weight management interventions.
CitationDuarte, C., Gilbert, P., Stalker, C., Catarino, F., Basran, J., Scott, S., Horgan, G. and Stubbs, R.J., (2019). 'Effect of adding a compassion-focused intervention on emotion, eating and weight outcomes in a commercial weight management programme'. Journal of health psychology, pp. 1-16.
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
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