Binge eating disorder, retention, and dropout in an adult obesity program

K. S I Ho, M. Z. Nichaman, W. C. Taylor, Eun Lee, J. P. Foreyt

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with dropout in a weight reduction program among obese, nonpurging binge and nonbinge eaters. Method: We categorized 156 obese, nonpurging women previously randomized to a behavior modification-based (BM) or a food addiction theory-based (FD) weight reduction intervention by binge status using the DSM-IV criteria for binge eating disorder (BED). Subjects were monitored prospectively for dropout during the 6-month intervention period. Results: Results of a Cox proportional hazards survival analysis indicated binge status had a statistically significant (p = .04) protective effect against dropout. Binge eaters were half as likely to dropout versus nonbinge eaters. Discussion: We conclude that (1) the DSM-IV criteria for BED is a useful method of classifying obese individuals in weight loss interventions and (2) the identification of subgroups among obese subjects is an important step in understanding retention in weight loss programs. Future research can confirm this finding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Binge-Eating Disorder
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Weight Loss
obesity
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Behavior Therapy
Survival Analysis
weight control programs
behavior modification
Food
protective effect
methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Ho, K. S. I., Nichaman, M. Z., Taylor, W. C., Lee, E., & Foreyt, J. P. (1995). Binge eating disorder, retention, and dropout in an adult obesity program. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 18(3), 291-294.

Binge eating disorder, retention, and dropout in an adult obesity program. / Ho, K. S I; Nichaman, M. Z.; Taylor, W. C.; Lee, Eun; Foreyt, J. P.

In: International Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1995, p. 291-294.

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Ho, KSI, Nichaman, MZ, Taylor, WC, Lee, E & Foreyt, JP 1995, 'Binge eating disorder, retention, and dropout in an adult obesity program', International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 291-294.
Ho, K. S I ; Nichaman, M. Z. ; Taylor, W. C. ; Lee, Eun ; Foreyt, J. P. / Binge eating disorder, retention, and dropout in an adult obesity program. In: International Journal of Eating Disorders. 1995 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 291-294.
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