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Titolo:
Virtual reality-based multidimensional therapy for the treatment of body image disturbances in obesity: A controlled study
Autore:
Riva, G; Bacchetta, M; Baruffi, M; Molinari, E;
Indirizzi:
Ist Auxol Italiano, Appl Technol Neuropsychol Lab, I-28900 Verbania, ItalyIst Auxol Italiano Verbania Italy I-28900 l Lab, I-28900 Verbania, Italy Univ Sacred Heart, Dept Psychol, I-20123 Milan, Italy Univ Sacred Heart Milan Italy I-20123 Dept Psychol, I-20123 Milan, Italy
Titolo Testata:
CYBERPSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIOR
fascicolo: 4, volume: 4, anno: 2001,
pagine: 511 - 526
SICI:
1094-9313(200108)4:4<511:VRMTFT>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT; ITALIAN VERSION; EATING TEMPTATIONS; DIETERS INVENTORY; PSYCHOTHERAPY; ENVIRONMENTS; WOMEN; FEAR; DISSATISFACTION; DISORDERS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
72
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Riva, G Ist Auxol Italiano, Appl Technol Neuropsychol Lab, POB 1, I-28900 Verbania, Italy Ist Auxol Italiano POB 1 Verbania Italy I-28900 0 Verbania, Italy
Citazione:
G. Riva et al., "Virtual reality-based multidimensional therapy for the treatment of body image disturbances in obesity: A controlled study", CYBERPSYC B, 4(4), 2001, pp. 511-526

Abstract

The main goal of this paper is a preliminary evaluation of the efficacy ofa virtual reality VR-based multidimensional approach to the treatment of body image attitudes and related constructs. The female obese patients (n = 28) involved in a residential weight control treatment, including low-calorie diet (1,200 kcal/day) and physical training, were randomly assigned either to the VR treatment or to psychonutritional groups based on the cognitive-behavior approach. Patients were administered a battery of outcome measures assessing eating disorders symptomatology, attitudes toward food, body dissatisfaction, level of anxiety, motivation for change, level of assertiveness, and general psychiatric symptoms. In the shortterm, the VR treatment was more effective than the traditional cognitive-behavioral psychonutritional groups in improving the overall psychological state of the patients. Inparticular, it was more effective in improving body satisfaction, self-efficacy, and motivation for change. The improvement was associated with a reduction in problematic eating and social behaviors. The possibility of inducing a significant change in body image and its associated behaviors using aVR-based short-term therapy can improve body satisfaction in traditional weight reduction programs. However, given that this research that does not include a follow-up study, the obtained results are preliminary.

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