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Behavior therapy techniques applied to eating, exercise, and diet modification in childhood obesity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4077995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Behavior therapy techniques are receiving increasing attention in the treatment of childhood obesity. This paper provides a selective review of experimental studies of childhood obesity that have utilized behavior therapy techniques with preadolescent populations. It further defines and describes specific behavior therapy techniques utilized in the modification of eating, exercise, and diet patterns in childhood obesity, including stimulus control, stimulus and response generalization, prompting, positive reinforcement, shaping, contingency contracting, and generalization and maintenance strategies.
J W Varni; H T Banis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0196-206X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-19     Completed Date:  1986-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006933     Medline TA:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / methods*
Child, Preschool
Diet, Reducing / psychology
Exercise Therapy / psychology
Generalization (Psychology)
Obesity / psychology,  therapy*
Reinforcement (Psychology)

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