A test of the compensation and capitalization models in group interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescent girls at risk for obesity

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A test of the compensation and capitalization models in group interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescent girls at risk for obesity

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dc.contributor.advisor Gray, James J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Etu, Sarah en_US
dc.contributor.other Haaga, David A.F. en_US
dc.contributor.other Tanofsky-Kraff, Marian en_US
dc.contributor.other Osborn, Robyn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T15:00:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T15:00:55Z
dc.date.created 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-22
dc.identifier.other Etu_american_0008E_10058 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/11022
dc.description Degree awarded: Ph.D. Psychology. American University en_US
dc.description.abstract The current study investigated how preexisting social functioning, specifically understanding of and use of social skills and degree and frequency of social stressors, influenced treatment outcome in a sample of adolescent girls at risk of overweight participating in a randomized trial of group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-WG). The applicability of compensation and capitalization models was evaluated. Thirty-eight adolescent girls randomized to a 12-week IPT-WG or a standard-of-care health education program participated in the current study. Prior to the start of the group, during the group, at the end of the 12-week group program, and again 6 months and 1 year after the start of treatment, all participants were administered physical assessments, as well as measures of social functioning and eating pathology. Statistical analyses revealed preliminary support for a compensation model at work within IPT-WG. Significant positive correlations were found between several measures of social functioning and outcome variables, suggesting that those with poorer social functioning scores at baseline tended to have better outcomes. en_US
dc.format.extent 93 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher American University en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject Clinical psychology en_US
dc.subject.other adolescent girls en_US
dc.subject.other interpersonal psychotherapy group en_US
dc.subject.other loss of control eating en_US
dc.subject.other weight gain en_US
dc.title A test of the compensation and capitalization models in group interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescent girls at risk for obesity en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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