A comment on epstein et al.'s "comparison of family-based behavior modification and nutrition education for childhood obesity"

John V. Lavigne*, Jorge H. Daruna

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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