|Title:||Response of Taiwanese obese binge eaters to a hospital-based weight reduction program||Authors:||Tseng M.-C.
|Issue Date:||2004||Journal Volume:||57||Journal Issue:||3||Start page/Pages:||279-285||Source:||Journal of Psychosomatic Research||Abstract:||
Objective To investigate the characteristics and prevalence of binge eating among overweight Taiwanese and to determine the effect of binge eating on outcome of weight loss treatment. Methods One hundred and eighty-nine participants in a 12-week traditional weight-reduction program were classified on the basis of the Bulimic Investigation Test, Edinburgh (BITE) scores into binge eaters (?20), subthreshold binge eaters (10-19), and nonbinge eaters (0-9). Results This study found a 15.9% prevalence of binge eating. The binge-eating groups (binge eaters and subthreshold binge eaters) were younger, had an earlier onset of obesity, and more psychological distress than nonbinge eaters. Differences in obesity treatment weight loss among binge eaters, subthreshold binge eaters, or nonbingers by last observation carried forward (LOCF) method were not significant. At the end of treatment, the subthreshold binge eaters had the greatest weight loss. Although their binge eating and mood significantly improved, binge eaters and subthreshold binge eaters still had significant pathology in eating behaviors at completion of the program. Conclusion Alternative treatment strategies focusing on disordered eating behaviors are needed to supplement standard dietary management of overweight treatment-seeking binge eaters. ? 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|ISSN:||0022-3999||DOI:||10.1016/S0022-3999(03)00607-X||metadata.dc.subject.other:||adult; aged; article; binge eating disorder; clinical trial; controlled clinical trial; controlled study; diet supplementation; distress syndrome; feeding behavior; female; health program; hospital; human; major clinical study; male; obesity; prevalence; scoring system; treatment outcome; weight reduction; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Bulimia; Female; Hospitalization; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Obesity; Prevalence; Taiwan; Time Factors; Weight Loss
|Appears in Collections:||醫學院附設醫院 (臺大醫院)|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.