Predictive significance of changes in dietary restraint in obese patients with binge eating disorder during treatment
Article first published online: 18 OCT 2010
Copyright © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 44, Issue 6, pages 515–523, September 2011
How to Cite
Blomquist, K. K. and Grilo, C. M. (2011), Predictive significance of changes in dietary restraint in obese patients with binge eating disorder during treatment. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 44: 515–523. doi: 10.1002/eat.20849
- Issue published online: 5 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 18 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 JUN 2010
- American Heart Association. Grant Number: 0256230T
- National Institutes of Health. Grant Numbers: K24 DK070052, R01 DK49587
- binge eating;
To examine whether changes in different aspects of dietary restraint in obese patients with binge eating disorder (BED) participating in a treatment study predict outcomes.
Fifty obese patients with BED in a randomized controlled study of orlistat administered with cognitive-behavioral therapy, guided-self-help (CBTgsh) completed dietary restraint measures at baseline, during- and post-treatment, and three-month follow-up.
Change in the restraint scale of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire did not predict binge abstinence or 5% weight loss. Increased flexible restraint subscale of the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire (TFEQ) during treatment significantly predicted binge abstinence at post-treatment and three-month follow-up and 5% weight loss at post-treatment. Change in the rigid restraint subscale of the TFEQ predicted binge abstinence at post-treatment.
Our findings clarify further pathologic and adaptive aspects of restraint and suggest the importance of enhancing flexible restraint in order to improve both binge eating and weight loss outcomes. © 2010 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2011)