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Weight-Related Terms Differentially Affect Self-Efficacy and Perception of Obesity

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Authors & Journal

Hopkins CM, Bennett GG.

Obesity

doi: 10.1002/oby.22255

Objective

Little work has explored the effect of weight-related terms on treatment initiation; only one study has investigated weight-related terms and the psychological constructs associated with treatment uptake. The present study examines the effects of four common weight-related terms on treatment initiation and the moderating effect of weight bias internalization.

Citation

Hopkins CM, Bennett GG. Weight-Related Terms Differentially Affect Self-Efficacy and Perception of Obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Sep;26(9):1405-1411.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30226011