In their 1980 study of the treatment of childhood obesity, Epstein, Wing, Steranchak, Dickson, and Michelson concluded that a behavioral treatment approach was superior to a nutrition education procedure. Their conclusion did not seem warranted, however, because the treatment conditions included both child and adult subjects, and the necessary interaction effects were not significant. When the data were reanalyzed, the results did not support the superiority of the behavioral approach with children.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology