Title

A Parent-Teacher Administered Weight Reduction Program for Obese Down's Syndrome Adolescents

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

3 p.

Publication Date

1979

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

Source ISSN

0005-7916

Abstract

Six moderately retarded adolescents with Down's Syndrome participated in a parent-teacher administered behavioral weight reduction program. The program involved graduated exposure to a number of weight reduction techniques combined with external and self-administered reinforcement components over a 19-week treatment and maintenance period. All subjects achieved significant weight loss during treatment and maintenance phases. Twenty-six and fifty-two week follow-ups revealed that weight loss was maintained.

Comments

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol 10, No. 4 (December 1979): 339-341. DOI.