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Wing & Jeffery, 1999: Providing social support increased likelihood of maintaining weight loss among adults over ten months after treatment

Reference:

Wing, R. R., & Jeffery, R. W. (1999). Benefits of recruiting participants with friends and increasing social support for weight loss and maintenance. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 67(1), 132.
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Summary:

People trying to lose weight were randomized to a standard behavioral treatment (weekly group meetings over 16 weeks) or this treatment with social support: 4-person teams in which each person supported the others’ efforts to lose weight. All participants lost weight over the 4-month treatment with no difference by condition. However, those who received the social support component were more likely to maintain their weight loss through 10 months than those who did not.

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What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

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Psychological Question Addressed

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