Changes in self-efficacy following obesity treatment

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Self-efficacy is an important component in the treatment of obesity. However, there is limited research examining changes in self-efficacy following obesity treatment. In this quasi-experimental study, 26 obese subjects demonstrated significant improvement on the Weight Efficacy Life-Style Questionnaire (WEL) following participation in a 26-week multidisciplinary VLCD program. Subjects demonstrated significant improvement from pre- to post-treatment on total WEL scores and on all five of the situational factors: Negative Emotions, Availability, Social Pressure, Physical Discomfort and Positive Activities. These results provide further construct validity for the WEL and offer guidelines for the amount of change that subjects may demonstrate on the WEL following obesity treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalObesity research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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